Are you saying the same thing I am..."Where did the summer go?". I believe I counted about 58 days since the last day of school and that sounds like a lot, but I think I may have slept right through some of those days!
Since school ended on June 13, I spent 3 weeks in bed with the flu :(, 1 week on a cruise ship, and the remainder of the days at school preparing for this school year. Besides digging deeper into the curriculum, I got myself a little more organized by purchasing another bookshelf on craigslist. I got it for $20. I love finding these great deals.
This year, I wanted to add something to my room that the kids could sit on (besides a chair) that was comfy, yet can help with storage. After spending time on craigslist and searching the internet on IKEA, Walmart, and Target websites, I still couldn't find what I was looking for. So where did I go to look next?...Pinterest of course! Since my husband is always looking for " home improvement" projects, and my classroom is my "second home", I recruited him to make something. After a trip to Ikea and a few trips to Walmart, this is the new comfy bench my husband built for my classroom. I still need to buy some black storage bins but other than that, I love the way it turned out. Thank you hubby & Pinterest!!
Here are more pictures of the classroom that I took on Saturday. Things are ready for my Second Grade Stars!
picture book bins
chapter book bins
Wall of Fame
student book boxes
Birthday balloons & class meeting box (I made these this summer)
Attendance (Pinterest idea)
student work board