I don't know if you have seen this comic or not, but I feel it is SUPER appropriate to post right now. We all put in so much time, hard work, and yes, even tears... we deserve a break! It's so exciting to get a month or two to relax, refresh, and grow!
I think, though, if I made the comic, the June would be me looking worn down and ragged, possibly lay in bed trying to sleep, the July would have me spending money and/or crafting, and the August would have me working on last minute organization.
I had my time to relax, currently I'm in that weird panic mode where I feel like nothing will actually get accomplished. I feel like Santa... making lists, checking them twice...
A few weeks ago I posted about changing classrooms and trying to get organized. Since then, I have created a few items for my classroom. The past three weeks have been full of me creating stuff for my classroom. Michael's has been my friend (also my husband has been overly patient with the HUGE mess I'm making in the dining room! Thanks, hon!))
This is my project for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.... 4 words.... black chalkboard contact paper! I can't wait to see how this turns out!
I ended up making those clothespin! And, made matching letters to go along with them!! LOVE how they turned out! They will go great with my color scheme this year!
Sent my "How to be a Good Mathematician" Posters to Office Max to have them professionally printed. I ABSOLUTELY cannot WAIT to hang these around the room!!
|Want your own? You can grab them in my TpT store AND if you just aren't sure how awesome they are, check out the TpT preview and you might just find 4 of them for FREE!!|
This week was spent with more color coding in my room. I constantly use the rainbow to help keep me organized. This year, my room will be MMD colors! Magenta, Citrus, Lime, Teal and Purple!
I'm currently using these awesome colors to create Behavior Incentive Boards.... Hoping to get those finished up this week so that I can post them! Make sure to check out my blog to see more updates there!
Here's what they look like so far! LOVE how the color turned out on the canvas!
And, to top that off, I've been creating more planners to help everyone else get organized! I made quite a few this past week... I'm learning that creating fun organization tools might be my new calling... maybe now I can convince myself to use them!
|Okay enough with how I'm getting myself organized! Here are some ways you can get yourself organized!|
First, FREE editable labels to help bring some fun pops of color to your classroom!
Then, because so many of you are working with the CCSS this year, FREE Common Core Checklists for MATH Common Core Standards. Click each picture below to go directly to the download!
Remember to leave some love if you download these freebies!
I sincerely hope that each of you is taking some time for yourself over this summer break! Leave a comment telling me what you are doing to refresh yourself for the upcoming year!
Don't forget to download, not 1, but 5 freebies!! AND.... a ONE lucky commenter will receive a FULL How to Be a Good Mathematician Poster set (winner to be chosen on Friday 7/19!) Make sure to leave your email in order to be eligible to receive the Posters!