Gearing up for the 2014-2015 School Year


Y’all. Seriously. I feel like this school year has snuck up on me! It’s been on my mind but really. I’m looking at today’s date. My first day of school is in 10 days. TEN! We aren’t even allowed in our buildings until Thursday. Thursday!! Leaving me with nothing short of a couple of days to prepare for Open House which is next Tuesday. YES!!! Next Tuesday! Can you feel the anxiety with me?!

Deep breath IN! Deep breath OUT!

I just got back from a wonderful girls trip with my sweet friends! We spent a week in Salt Lake City Utah and enjoyed every second! I’ll have to do a separate post to capture all the fun we had!

In the days right before the trip and now following the trip…I have been preparing for school! It’s been so much fun! I’ll be starting my fifth year teaching and I’m glad that I get SO excited about it! If you follow me on Instagram then these pictures won’t seem new but…

I got this year at a glance completed.

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Then I typed up my schedule for next year. Any one notice that 55 minute RTI block? Yeah…me too…

I’m still wondering what that is going to look like. (Last two years have been 30 mins.)

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I found these adorable MINI binders at Target and had to get the turquoise one because it’s my favorite color. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it yet but I’ll let you know when I do. Ha!

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I finally got to visit this store in person! I wish wasn’t traveling when I did. I’m pretty sure I found a zillion things I could have brought home. They wouldn’t all fit in my suitcase but I did get a few things that I will be using in my classroom!

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These beauties arrived in the mail while I was on vacation. I ordered them from IKEA. They are 4.99 a piece and my sweet husband put them together for me! They will look great around my reading/group table.

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A few days ago I got these writing binders put together! (Inspired by Teaching Maddeness) So excited!

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I’ve got so much more to do and so LITTLE time. Isn’t that all of us? I can’t wait to share my classroom after my sweet mom comes to help me on Thursday! She is pretty amazing! Every year she helps me get my room ready to go for another set of kiddos. What a blessing she is!