Friday, June 20, 2014

Falling Into Summer

About to wrap up week number three of Summer Break over here. How does it even happen so quickly!? At the same time I have teacher friends who just finished this week and others who are still in school through the end of June. I never realized how truly all over the place school year's begin and end across the country until I started blogging. Usually I end the year with a last week recap of sorts, but time just kind of slipped away from me. Field Day, Awards, Memory Books, then BOOM. The last day came and went in a blink.

 So I thought I'd do some catching up with a little Five for Friday action.


This year fitness was always falling to the bottom of my priority list during the school year. Sad but true. So this summer, it's at the very TOP of the priority list! I signed up for an 18 week plan with an online trainer and have begun lifting weights and cleaning up my eating. I'm totally hooked!! I wake up everyday, strap on my sneakers, and hit the gym. In three weeks I've already seen changes in my body, dropped 7 pounds, and feel amazing!! During the summer I'm blessed to have that extra bit of 'me time' to really create new routines and habits and I'm taking advantage of it for sure.


This is not something I knew I was going to have to do on the last day of school. Nor was it something I wanted to do!! Never the less, it happened this week. Bless all of you who have to pack up your entire room at the end of every school year. It's a job and a half!!! Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile may remember how overwhelmed I was two years ago when I moved into a room {that was overflowing with all the stuff the previous teacher left behind} less than a week before school started. So at least this time I get a blank slate and I've got more than half my summer to fix it up. If you're wondering if a new room means a new grade, kinda sorta. I won't be teaching a 1st/2nd combo next year, but I'll still be teaching one of those grades! More on that later this summer.. :)


 {Source: Instagram @Fallingintofirst}

"Summering"'s a verb. It's that time of year when I can wear my yoga pants everyday and just take a moment to breathe!! I've got books to read, recipes to try, a new house to decorate, a yard to landscape, pool hours to log. So while I like to save the blog posts for longer shares, you can catch me daily over on  Facebook and Instagram! Join the conversation for TEACHER TALK TUESDAY on my Facebook page each week and you can check out all the daily "summering" going on via Instagram!


After two weeks of shutting off this part of my brain for some much needed R&R, my creative side began stirring again this week.  Today I'm thinking I'll start by finishing this Communities Unit that has been an on and off work in progress since last Fall. After that I have a nice little, okay long,  list of  things I've been looking forward to tackling this summer!


Vegas is the first of two summer trips I have planned. I can't waaait to cause some trouble with my roomie {Kelly from Teacher Idea Factory} and all the other blogging buddies who are going to be in town. Chit chatting at the annual blogger meetup, Meeting the GoNoodle crew, and attending the TPT conference are all on the agenda. Also, that pool at the Venetian has also been calling my name since last summer! Just sayin.

So there's a peek at what I've been up to lately. Now that summer is in full swing and I'll be able to blog a little more often and catch back up on all the happenings each week!!

Until next time... Happy Weekend!!!