My summers have changed over the years. My kids are 17 (will be 18 next month) and 15 years old so no longer are my summer days filled with swimming lessons, VBS, zoo trips, sports camps, trips to the library, etc. We are finished with all things that involved Erin's high school graduation and party. Will's summer school baseball is over. And, we aren't going on vacation until next month. So, I've had some time on my hands. I am not good with idle time! I like having a schedule! Call me crazy but, I don't think I know how to relax and not at least think about school and my classroom...
I have been stalking blogs more lately and I have spent WAY too much time on Pinterest. But, that is not a waste of time in my opinion if I find things that I think will make my life easier when school starts or will be beneficial to my students. Here are a few things I have found:
Did y'all know about Kimberlee Fulbright over at Teacher Time Savers? If not, you need to go browse her awesome blog and thank her for all the wonderful FREE classroom items she offers. I am not even kidding here, y'all! So many incredible common core freebies and LOTS of other things, too.
I've also been trying to find some things I can go ahead and make now so when I need them during the school year and things are crazy, I won't have to spend time making them. We saved all the old and broken pencils from the last part of the school year and I have been peeling them in order to melt them into hearts for the student's for Valentine's Day. What kind of things do you all make during the summer to use later?
Okay, I am going to go wake up my teenagers now and see what we can do today! Please leave a comment and share what kinds to things you've been doing to prepare for next year! I really want to know!