I told myself NO LOOKING AT INSTAGRAM. I didn't want to see all the fun going on....but, I have a serious case of FOMO. I feel like, by just looking at the pics, I'm able to be part of the fun. :) I'm a weirdo. It all makes me want to be in Vegas!!!!
......maybe next year!
Today I did some serious back-to-school shopping. I'm not one of the usual teachers who hate seeing back-to-school things come out. It makes me excited! I.love.school.supplies. I mayyyyyy have gone a little overboard shopping today though. :)
I like to buy certain supplies for my students for the beginning of the year. You might call it OCD or neurotic, but I like everything to be uniform and match. :) I always buy them one notebook (this year I'll use them for Reading), a box of crayons, and a green go-home folder. I usually buy tons of other supplies for my students who come without anything.
I'm pretty sure I became a teacher for the school supplies (just kidding!)....but, I love getting new supplies at the beginning of the year. I bought myself some new crates, new notebooks, new binders (I use them or sight word assessment data, fluency data, and grades), and a new STOOL. I am SO excited for that stool. I also LOVE new markers. So, I got about 10 boxes of those. HAHA!
On to some other news.....
Tobey and I have been going to the park just about every day. He loves it. It's his happy place. :)
I found out that I'm going to be an auntie to a little baby BOY in November! I couldn't be happier for my sister and her husband. I can't wait to hold, hug, love, kiss, snuggle, and spoil that little guy!
I made myself an intense list of books I'd like to read this summer. I'd say I'm a fairly quick reader....but, my list of about 20 books might be pushing it. I'm going to really make sure I get in my top summer reads though. I ordered Move Your Bus by Ron Clark. While I'm waiting for it to get shipped, I picked up The End of Molasses Classes and The Essential 55. I'm only about 50 pages into The End of Molasses Classes and I cannot put it down. It makes me want to be a better teacher. I wish all teachers would read the book and follow through with what Ron Clark suggests in the book. It is definitely a worthwhile read!
Oh, and visiting RCA is now officially on my bucket list!!
Time for more reading! I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!