Thursday, July 19, 2012

The End Is Near...

Where did July go? More importantly, where did summer go? Seriously. I feel like school just let out like a week ago. And here it is, the middle of July, and I have to report back to school in two weeks. Two weeks! It's sort of bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm going to miss being able to sleep in and work on little projects around the house. But, on the other hand, I'm glad that I'll be back into a somewhat normal routine.

I went back into my classroom for the first time this summer on Monday. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I'm planning on doing a rather large paint project in my classroom. 

I'm hoping my mom will be able to get a day off of work to help me with the large majority of it. I promise to share pictures of the finished product. I'm just crossing my fingers that it'll actually get done. I'm planning on spending some time over the next two weeks cleaning up and organizing my classroom. (Let's just say, spiders have made their homes in every nook and cranny....)

Anyways, the main reason of this post is not to share the fact that summer is almost over. I'm pretty sure everyone has realized that already. The main reason for this post is that as summer comes to an end, so does the frequent posting on this blog. If last school year is any indication, I'll only be on here a couple times a month. As much as I love being able to post daily, I know that it will be practically impossible to maintain that while also keeping up with lesson planning, grading, and actually enjoying life.

Now, that isn't to say that I'm going to disappear completely. I started this blog a little over a year ago to be able to share projects with our family and to also share the things we learn about both life and ourselves along the way. I'm still planning on finishing the Thirty Things challenge, though I'm really doubting that I'll be done by the start of school like I was planning. And I'll try to keep up with the Friday's Letters posts, because I think they are a great way of wrapping up the weekly happenings. 

I really do love being able to express what I'm thinking and feeling on this blog. It became a bit of a mental break from school stuff last year, and I'm hoping it'll be the same sort of escape this year. So please don't feel like I'm totally disappearing. It's just that writing blog posts won't be on the top of my priority list for a little while.


  1. OMG love that classroom wall! When I was interning, I was always frustrated how little I could adapt classrooms to fit my own interests and tastes. Super jealous of that awesome map! What do you teach? (sorry- still a new reader!!)


    1. I teach 11th grade US History year round and AP US History in the Spring semester. The map I had hanging in my room was too small for the kids to see from all areas of the classroom. Can't wait to see how this map turns out! :)



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