I started thinking about my girls and their views/ideas of summer and thought "funny how different we view summer"? I mean hey, we both view summer in some of the same wonderful ways. Sleeping late (yes!), hanging in pjs all day if need be (yes!yes!), time to catch up on things like reading, computer, music(yes! yes! yes!) but the difference comes in with this: their idea of summer is to hang out, eat alot, and do something different every night. I wish I could be like this too. And I try! Boy do I try to do this. I'm pretty successful the first weeks of summer. I do just that-lay around, eat everything, hit the computer (notice no cleaning, organizing, or repairs make the list. It never does. That is a big problem of mine ;) ) then the teaching brain hits me. I can't help it. I guess it's because of the above mentioned computer time. I love looking at everyone's blogs and pinterest to get caught up on what I've missed and to get great ideas then it just hits. I can't help myself. I have to "work". :/ Even if it's just pinning, blogging, or website stalking I have to do it. And this year it is WORSE! I had a baby 8 weeks ago. Unfortunately I had high blood pressure to such an extent that I was put on complete bed rest 3 weeks before she was born. Then she was born 3 weeks premature so was off on maternity leave for the last two months of school. I haven't worked since the end of March.!!!!! So in my brain I feel like it is really the end of July since I was away from school for so long. I feel like I need to be doing something to get ready for school! OH NO!!! It's just around the corner!! better get moving!! Need to start making things, printing things, AAAHHHHHH!!!!! Then I take a breath and realize I am acting kind of like a lunatic! I thought "what can I do to help curb this obsessive behavior??" I decided blogging would help...writing one, not stalking them heehee! Another was to fix up a binder to record all the things I found on these computer quests of mine. I'll put what I want to do for next year in it. I will use my computer spurts to be productive and get work done at the same time!! So what I'll do is blog about my binder projects. Maybe ya'll will get some cool ideas and hopefully share any thoughts or ideas you might have with me!
Ok..here it goes!!! I started with pinterest and used my education boards as the tabs in the binders. I am going to go through each board and write in the labeled section that matches, what I want to make, read, research, etc. Pinterest is awesome and I am kinda addicted to it BUUUTTTT I never follow through with the things I pin. Anyone else have this problem? I am hoping the binder will help me. Actually it already has! I made these really cute cupcakes for my cousins couple wedding shower and it was from pinterest! If you are interested in following my pinterest boards here's the link http://pinterest.com/fiery17. Now I must warn you, there might be some pins that, while I find them extremely funny, you might find them offensive. Sorry in advance. My philosophy is don't look! Hopefully not though!!
So see...binder = a good thing!
I am also going to write the ideas I get from blogging in the binder too. Hopefully it will be a win-win for all who want to look at it!!! I'm still in the process of recording ideas from pinterest and that might take a while as I have lots of pins. I'll post pics as I get projects complete. Any comments are encouraged! These are of the binder itself...It's hard to see but the page has a tab on the side and it says primary literacy and Daily5/CAFE. I used some scrapbooking items that I am trying to get rid of because I don't use them in my scrapbooks (another obsession of mine)!! Have a great day everyone!
Oh by the way! Tonya at tonyastreatsforteachers.blogspot.com is having her first give away! Go check out her blog. It is awesome too!
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