Why hello summer break....it's so GOOD to see you!! Well friends week one of my summer break is in the books! It flew by, like they always do. My week consisted of baking, running, snuggling with my sweet little Dexter, cleaning, and I took a little impromptu trip to Target and the outlet mall yesterday...just because it was sunny out and it's summer and well I could! :) I didn't need a thing but I did score some deals at Target and Gap.... and the caramel frappacino I had while I was shopping was a nice little bonus! ;)
I'm a little behind on my blogging...The last week and half of school was crazy busy. I moved everything out so my floors could be waxed. But before that I decided I wanted to paint my room.... So I started painting like a mad woman before my floors were cleaned.
I thought I would do a little catch up post and share a few things with you Five for Friday style! I'm linking up with Kacey for Five for Friday with five random things from the end of the school year.
One of my favorite end of the year traditions is camping out with a good book day. Students bring their favorite books and spend part of the day reading with their sweet buddies. I also invite them to participate in a book swap. They can bring up to five books they would like to trade for up to five new-to-you books. This is a great way for students to get some different books to read over the summer and it doesn't cost them a thing.
Here is the pile of books that was brought in for the swap this year. I spy some good ones, don't you?
Another tradition for this day is enjoying some yummy s'mores! Because with only 2 s'more days left why not celebrate!?
This year for our last bulletin board craft we made this cutie patootie butterfly.
If your interested in this, this was another thing I did this week... I got it added to my tpt store. This craftivity pack comes with the craft template and lots of writing papers for K-3. It can also be used as a back to school craft. Suggestions for how to use are included in this little pack.
As an end of the year gift I gave my students these bubble wands. Super simple, but fun, and the kids were so excited and thought I was the best! ha If your still looking for an end of the year gift for your students you can snag the tags as a FREEBIE HERE. :)
So I mentioned I was painting my room earlier in the post. I got a wild hair to paint my room. I painted it gray and I LOVE it. Do you see that terrible board on the far left? It's damaged and yucky looking and won't come clean. I have always covered it every year with bulletin board paper... but since it isn't cork I have to tape things up and then when I change things out the tape rips the paper and I can't stand the messy ripped paper and who wants to change paper every time you take something off the board?? Not this girl. So......I bought a big ole roll of cork and me and a few of my sweet teacher gal pals covered this board and a couple others in my room before we left for summer. And just like that I have a bulletin board friends! One that I can actually staple and push pin things too. Shut the front door I'm excited! It's little things... or well... a big roll of cork things... that make my teacher heart happy. :)
And.... I mentioned awhile back that I am changing my theme for the upcoming school year. I'm doing a camping/woodland friends theme. Before leaving for summer I just had to put up this new burlap fadeless paper with some of my new border! I'm loving it! I can't wait to add more and finish up the rest of the room. Those critters make my heart smile. SO.STINKIN.CUTE!!
Well friends, that's all I've got for now. Have a fabulous Memorial Day!