Summer Wrap Up

I can’t believe summer is already over. It seems like just yesterday I was rejoicing at the prospect of weeks of vacation (And work. But whatever.) Now I’m trying to get ready for the first day of school on Tuesday! Agh! 

I’m really excited for the upcoming year though. The beginning of school is always stressful, (I say this like I have more than one year of teaching to compare to) what with students transferring to and from your school, working and reworking schedules, remembering how much I dislike IEP paperwork, organizing my room, and about a million more things. 

But once we get going and get back into a routine, I know it’s going to be a great year. I have a new room to organize and decorate, which is really exciting. 

I’m also working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders this year. I already know that I absolutley love 4th and 5th grade. 3rd will be new to me (3rd and 6th grades are the only ones I didn’t work with last year) but I am excited to learn more about this grade and meet all my kiddos. 

I don’t have any picture of my room yet because it’s still a work in progress, but I’ll post some when it’s finished! 

For now, I’ll share a few pictures from the last few days of summer break!

We built a fire pit in the yard. Well, I say we, but I mainly mean my fiancé with some help from one of his friends. But still. We’ve only had a chance to use it once, but I envision many chilly Fall Saturdays spent sitting around it, hot cider in hand. At the risk of being a walking cliche, I love fall. I can’t wait for October!

Lounging in the yard, Charlie’s favorite way to spend the day. 

Rainbow chip frosting was my all time favorite when I was a kid…and a teenager. When it was discontinued in favor of rainbow sprinkle (no, just no) I was so upset. Thankfully, Betty Crocker listened and brought it back. When I saw some on the grocery store shelf I may have grabbed the last two tubs on the shelf. Sweet, frosted goodness

We’ve had a lot of rain over the past few days. It was much needed, and there’s nothing like a good lazy, rainy day once in awhile. 

Now I’m watching Netflix with the fella and Charlie, looking forward to the curry I’m making for dinner, and making a running list of all the school stuff I still need to get from Walmart. Life is good 🙂