The great thing about being home now that school is done is that I will get to enjoy more of the little moments with my son. He turns three this month, and listening to his laughter is priceless! Add on the fact that I can still give him lots and LOTS of kisses (and he blows them back to me), and this summer will be just what I need to get recharged for next school year!
I love the time I have with my children, and I give it every ounce of energy I have when I am with them. Coming home each evening absolutely exhausting is rewarding, and leaves little room left for the time I have with my family. So, I'm looking forward to spending more of my energy with them this summer, and making lots of memories!
Lacking energy during the school year to get little else done also means I have a mountain of laundry, dishes, cleaning, and organizing to do around the house! We also seem to have filled our weekends with graduation parties and weddings this summer...when did I become a grown up?! ;)
The school year is barely over and I'm already thinking of how I would like to decorate my classroom for next year! (Yes, I know...I need to give it a rest!) My classroom is going natural next year, with lots of frames, pictures, and plants to bring the outside indoors, as inspired by Reggio Emilia.
I'm in L-O-V-E with the new Chalk It Up! collection from Creative Teaching Press! I plan to use the Dotted Swirl Border, coordinated with a polka dot border and black bulletin board paper to give my classroom a vintage schoolhouse look. I can't decide which color of polka dots to do to make it have the nature vibe but still bring in some color. What do you think?