Summer is in full swing! At least that is what I keep telling myself! However our Instagram tells a different story! People all over are prepping their classrooms and/or starting back to school!!! I can't believe it but I forget that lots of us are on different schedules so Happy Back-To-School to those of you heading that way but for those of you on our schedule....the glorious vacation continues (for a little while anyway)!
The three of us have been very busy this summer as our last post tells! For me, the last few weeks have been busy preparing for my best friend's baby shower! It's been a long time coming and I am so happy for her to finally be a mom! She's having a boy who seriously has the cutest room ever....think tropical Pottery Barn! Friday's shower is also a tropical ocean theme! We've been burning up the Cameo with ocean things galore and I think we are finally all set and ready! I can't wait!
Now, I do have a confession to make.....
In between the planning and my fun Chicago weekend, I have been thinking non-stop about the upcoming school year. Seriously. I've been shopping, creating, and crafting. I don't know if it's the thrill of being a TPT seller this summer that motivates me to be thinking school and redoing curriculum or it might also be that little thing I mentioned in the beginning....I-N-S-T-A-G-R-A-M! I don't know how you all feel but I find it addicting. The more I look on it during the day, the more great things I see all of our fellow teachers (maybe even YOU) doing. I get overwhelmed feeling like I want to do it all!! Yes...every last adorable idea. I love seeing what everyone's classrooms are shaping up to look like and the amount of great things I see being added to TPT daily is so wonderful. I've always been proud to be a teacher (as are Sister 2 and Sister 3) but what is happening on blogs, TPT, Facebook, and Instagram, really makes me proud of our profession as a whole. No more boring "Open your book and do problems 1-10." Now we are all creating and revamping everything...including our classrooms and I LOVE it! :)
Okay so now that I have confessed to being a teacher-aholic this summer, here comes the big decision I have been pondering! Last year, I redid my whole classroom. It's all black and red and movie themed and I love it. But you know how when you shop, you see 100 things you want even more than whatever it is you have?! That's what is happening to me! I am thinking of redoing my room...again...this year! It's quite the time sucker and costs tons but right now I am in love with black-grey-teal-hot pink-lime. To the point, I spent tons at Target buying "just in case I change my room" things. Check it out...
Yes...it doesn't look too crazy but trust me...that bin is F-U-L-L! And I've been working on a new classroom pack for TPT that just happens to be learning in the direction of color matching all this good stuff!
So to change or not to change....that is the question! Are you redoing your classrooms this year? What kind of theme can I do with these colors? Any suggestions? Anyone voting for keeping the movie theme?