Friday, May 3, 2013


Out of the 12 months, I have to admit that May is one of my faves.  School is coming to an end and we are doing lots of fun things in the classroom.  Summer Break is SO close... it hasn't started yet so you have the whole thing to look forward to.  AND... (I never let my students start sentences with "and".... but I still do it... bad teacher!) the weather is perfect!  It's warm, but not too hot.  The days are beautiful and sunny (usually) and the nights are cool and calm.  :)

What better way to kick off May (a couple days late) than with Farley's linky?!

My husband took the day off of work to hang out with his buddies and play video games and board games. It's perfect for me because then he doesn't expect me to play his "boy" games.  ;) 

I'm loving that there are only 21 days of school left for me!  I get a teeny bit sad when I think of ending the school year with these amazing kiddos, but, I look forward to a relaxing summer... and a fresh start next school year.   

With the end of the school year comes packing up the classroom.  We have to pick everything up off the floor, take decorations and other goodies down, and cover
e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  The custodians wax the floor.  That's about it.  We are supposed to cover our boards because the custodians might paint... but, they never paint.  So, most of the packing and covering is all a big waste of time.  Do you have to pack up completely, too?  

I can't wait until my classroom floor is washed and waxed.  I washed my floor one time this school year... yes, I washed it.  I'm pretty sure that's the only time it has been done.  We sweep our classrooms every day... and I vacuum my own carpet.  I'm lucky if my garbage cans get emptied at the end of the day.  Needless to say, our school is pretty dirty and gross.  :(

I'm wanting some creativity!  I want to create some new things for TpT but I just can't think of what to make.... and I'm wanting some sweets.  Yum.  I've stayed strong and stuck to my diet.  I'm down 17 lbs and I can't wait to lose the rest! 

I need a tan.  Bad. 

My Summer Bucket List is pretty self-explanatory.  :)

Don't forget to link up!

On a different note, I'm working on some cute digital papers and I hope to offer up some freebies sometime this weekend!  Come back to check them out! :)


  1. I can't believe you have to pack every year! That is a lot! We have to pack this year, but last year I just had to take everything off my shelves which is not too bad.

    Love the papers in your TPT store!


  2. We don't have to pack up or even take our posters down unless we ask for our room to be painted. Such a waste of time. I am going to say thank you to my custodian tomorrow. Enjoy your summer!!
    Math Central

  3. I don't have to pack this year - only my 2nd time in 9 yrs. of teaching! I feel your pain.

    I too will miss my littles, it is bitter-sweet but I know my Kinders will love 1st grade!

    Congrats on your weight loss - thanks for the fun Currently, it was fun getting to know you a bit.

  4. I have had to pack up 7 times in 9 years. This year I am expecting to pack up because we are supposed to get the classrooms painted this year. I feel your dilemmas about custodians. We outsource and sometimes I get so frustrated on how much extra we have to do. We are parents, teachers, custodians, and lunch ladies among a immense list of other things! How much more can be added?

    Crystal Shepherd
    The lamppost in 1st grade math

  5. I have been thinking about the end-of-year pack-up, too! Last year EVERY SINGLE ITEM in my room needed to be packed in boxes and put on a platform in the hallway. They were getting rid of the asbestos in my room and replacing my floor. This year should be A LOT better. I should only have to pack things away in closets and cubbies. We shall see!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  6. Packing up a classroom is annoying sometimes. On the plus side, I usually do my best cleaning when I am trying to pack up. I have a lot of stuff I need to get rid of. Whether or not I actually will get rid of it is another story.... ;)

    Mrs. Magee
    First Grade Brain