Sunday Post |Happy 4th!

July 3, 2016 Sunday Post 7

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.

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!

Blog News

COYER is wrapping up its second week! Be sure to check out Michelle’s week 2 wrap up post tomorrow!

#FitReaders Update

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.

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

7 Responses to “Sunday Post |Happy 4th!”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    Summer is flying by. Glad you got some deals on books. Our printer stopped working with Wi-Fi but I am not taking the plunge until it is completely dead! Being broke isn’t fun, I hope you get some down time this week!
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  2. Bea

    Yeah, welcome to the world of teaching. Good on you for getting all those books. You’ll build up a good library over time. Don’t forget to hit library sales and for used books. It’s awfully nice of your mom to do all that sewing. Now take a break and enjoy summer before it’s gone!
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  3. Stormi Johnson

    I never realize what all went into being a teacher and you’ll get paid so little. I couldn’t do it. Kudos to you! 🙂 I am not a fireworks person so glad I don’t have to do them. 🙂 Have a great 4th!

    Happy reading,
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  4. Lexxie

    It just seems so weird to me that you have to buy your own books for your classroom, Berls, that’s not how it works in Switzerland. Same for cushions etc, teachers get money for decorating their classroom, because it’s part of what they need for their job! I’m sorry you’re broke now, but I’m also sure you’re very happy to have so many ways to make your classroom the place where your students can grow and learn! Motivation is half the work, right?
    Try to get some relaxation and reading done this summer, too, my dear! I miss you lots!! *hugs
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