Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Writer's Block, Summer and School Supplies.

I think I have writer's block!! I honestly have not had the energy or the ideas to blog about this summer. However, I know I should be blogging but don;t want to blog just to blog. Get my drift? A lot of the bloggers I follow are very active in both blogging and in TpT. I am neither. I need some motivation!!! ASAP!

I am also in denial tat summer is coming to an end for me in 3 short weeks. Don't get me wrong..I am excited to get back into my classroom and prepare for the upcoming year. I am so excited about my next class of 5th graders. I have done a little PD this summer and I have been reading everyone else's blogs. I have jumped into building a PLN on Twitter and I am ready t go back. I will miss my late nights, freedom to do what I want, hours on the computer, and even more hours with my nose in a book. I have watched 2 entire seasons of series on Netflix (House of Cards and Orange is the New Black...both are very edgy, but I love edgy). I have done some traveling (DC, Virginia and the Outer Banks of NC), spent some quality time with my 12 (almost 13) year old son and also my husband (while my son was away). I have taken m first class (in a long time) at the gym and wasted hours of time I can't account for (and don;t care too).  But I know that all good things must come to an end so.....

I am putting myself on a plan to prepare for back to school starting today, AND I am going to start shopping for supplies for my room. As far as I know we are getting $275 to spend and I am usually half way done spending it by this time. But i am struggling with a theme for my classroom. I re-read a few of the Harry Potter books this summer an I think I may want to tackle doing a Harry Potter theme. Not sure how my 5th graders would like it...I was going to add a tagline/theme to it "Welcome to the Magic of 5th Grade." Would live some feedback from anyone who had done a HP theme in their classroom..there is some stuff on Pinterest, but not a ton. I have some ideas but would love to hear what you all think of it....

So my bloggy friends...I leave you with a video clip from K Mart...about schools supplies (gotta find a way to use this one the first day of school!!). Cracks me up every time I see it...enjoy these last few days of summer. I know I will!!


  1. I never change my theme but it works for me - it is always "Americana" flags, red white and blue everywhere with history posters. By the time they hear about my class they all expect it anyway. =0 Harry Potter would be cool - would it be "accepted" in our PC world? I remember when it came out and all the magic stuff caused a ruckus! Good post girl

    1. I love your theme. I talked to my principal this morning and she didn't have any reservations about me using it, so I may run with it! Still not sure. i am so indecisive when it comes to themes, first few days back to school I will nail it down (I better!)

  2. I was lucky enough to acquire a couple of the life-sized Harry Potter, Ron,& Hermione cut outs when the movies hit the video stores. I have had a Harry Potter display in my classroom for many years. (Only one parent has ever disapproved; I removed it for the year and put it back up the next.) This year I'm changing classes and moving up to 5th grade. I was worried that the students (I had them in 3rd grade 2 years ago) would be bored with the same stuff, but this year I'm going to read the first book aloud. I'm hoping to inspire someone to take on the series. The characters are the same age as the students, so I think they will really be able to relate.