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News at Home – Happy 4th!
OMG! It’s July! Where did June go? I only have like 5 weeks left of summer break and I don’t feel like I’ve even taken a break yet! Last weekend I wrapped up Upward Bound – the program I work with every summer as testing coordinator. So I was busy with that most of June.
And when I haven’t been busy with that I’ve been working on getting ready for the next school year. I have spent so much time preparing for next year… And money :/! Geez! I added close to 180 books to my class library this week using my educator discount and a coupon at half price books. I averaged out to $2 a book, which is fantastic, but at 180 books… Yeah you can do the math. But the thing is, that’s like the bare minimum of books for me to have in my classroom! Think about it – let’s say I have 20 students. If I have 200 books, that’s just 10 books per kid. I really need between 700-1000 books for my library, but that won’t be happening this school year. I’m just thankful for all the books I picked up at BEA that I can add to my classroom library!
Besides buying books for my class, I bought tons of fabric because I’m putting my mom to work sewing all kinds of things for my classroom. Chair Covers, table skirts, pillows… You name it, she’s probably making it. I really need these things to make my classroom the environment I want. Plus some of the things I would HAVE to buy – like pocket charts – and having her sew them is saving me tons of money. But even shopping the sales really smartly I spent a couple hundred. So yeah. I’m so broke.
So of course my printer decided to break. FML! I can’t do 80% of the work I have to do without a printer. So I bought a new printer yesterday. And, while I did get a good deal – they gave me $50 for my old printer – I really didn’t want to buy a cheap printer where I was going to end up paying for it 10x over with the ink. So I invested in a slightly more expensive printer that should be very ink cheap (BETTER BE!!). I’m officially done spending money this summer lol!
Anyway, I’ve done the shopping part of getting ready for the next school year, now it’s time to start putting all of that together. I do hope I’ll find some time to relax before school goes back. But even if I don’t get too much relaxation in, I feel like this work over the summer is worth it, if it means I don’t have as much to do during the school year. Fingers crossed!
We went and did fireworks last night – God I hate doing fireworks, but Franky loves it – so I’m thinking that’s it’s for our 4th of July fun. I’m having brunch with a friend today and hopefully that’s it for my weekend – I’d love to spend the rest of today and tomorrow doing nothing but working at home!!
Hope everyone has a fun, safe 4th!
COYER is wrapping up its second week! Be sure to check out Michelle’s week 2 wrap up post tomorrow!
I’m finishing up week 2 of my clean eating challenge and I continue to like it – for the most part. I’ve identified several ways it won’t work for me long term. Just too much cooking. But I do plan to use a lot of what I’ve learned about cooking veggies to make healthier and more satisfying dinners here on out.
Last Week on the Blog
- [19 Jun] Sunday Post |Happy Father’s Day!
- [20 Jun] Outlander Thoughts | S2: E4 “La Dame Blanche”
- [22 Jun] Menagerie by Rachel Vincent ★★★★½
- [24 Jun] Fun Questions| Do you review everything you read?
- [28 Jun] January by Audrey Carlan ★★★★
- [28 Jun] February by Audrey Carlan ★★★★
- [28 Jun] March by Audrey Carlan ★★★★½
- [28 Jun] April by Audrey Carlan ★★★½
- [30 Jun] 2nd Quarter Report Card | #2016HW
- [2 Jul] My TBR List | July 2016 Voting
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