Really, it does. Today was the first day back to school and it was bittersweet. I was very happy to see the kiddos, but seriously sad about actually having to be productive. It didn’t help that I threw my back out while blow drying my hair this morning. I’ve only done that twice and yes, both times were after I dried my hair upside down (volume, ladies!). So that definitely made for a painful day!
My TPT store has been cruising along nicely. I’ve had 3 sales and I’m super excited about this, even if it doesn’t seem like much. I’m working on a new pack about force and motion, but it’s going to be much bigger. I’m excited to use it next year in third grade!
I don’t have too much to add, but I wanted to stop by so you knew I was still alive! 🙂 As I was browsing Pinterest, my new favorite pastime, I stumbled upon a cute new blog that inspired me. It’s called Tupelo Honey. It’s more than just a teacher blog because she takes a lot of photos of everyday life and posts about recipes and such. Anyway, I found some cute pictures from her classroom on there.
The day I saw this quick punctuation lesson on Pinterest, I cracked up. In fact, I was so tickled by it that I wrote it on the board for my students and they liked it, too! I’m such a stickler for good grammar that I appreciate the funny anecdote. She made this into a poster and I think I’ll definitely be doing that this upcoming year, too! If not for my kids, then for me when I need a quick laugh.
I have a pretty wide whiteboard in my future classroom, but I never thought about using borders or cutesy tape to help segment it. (Did I mention I’ll be inside next year? Bye, bye, portable!) I put my schedule in the same place she does, but it just looks so much nicer on her board. I can’t believe I never thought of this myself! That’s what teaching blogs are for though, right? 🙂
My favorite thing from her classroom, though is this heartwarming “letter” to her students. It looks like she painted it herself, but I think I could easily make a poster instead since paint is very rarely my friend. What a sweet way to remind students that you’re always there for them!
Well, sadly, that’s about all I have for today. I’ll keep updating as I find great new classroom inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!