Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer is over

So today was officially my last day of summer. Pre-planning starts tomorrow and I am trying to figure out a way to make myself sleepy. I had such big plans today, like getting the house spruced up and the yard work under control before tomorrow. I didn't know the forces around me had another plan. I decided I would cut the grass in the morning so the southern heat wouldn't be so bad. I had just a little more to cut when, wham, I ran over a yellow jackets nest and got stung ten times. I'm not allergic, but for the last nine hours it has felt like the left side of my body is on fire. So, now all my plans have gone to waste. On a lighter note, I can say that with a couple of ice packs and a nice recliner I have been able to work a lot on my Ladybug cross curricular unit and it is almost complete. My classroom theme this year is ladybugs, so I decided to make a unit with this theme for the beginning of the year. I'm really excited about it and I think the kids will enjoy it too. I even wrote a a non-fiction book to go along with it. I can't wait until it is finished and I can post it. So, in the next week or so be on the look out for my Ladybug Discovery Kit. Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Great Buy!

One of the best buys I have bought for my classroom/home is the Scotch Thermal Laminator. I love it!! I have been able to make a ton of centers and labels for my classroom at home this summer. I bought the laminator at Wal-mart for about $29.00. The laminating sheets come in a box of 50 for about $15.00 on Amazon. At my school we have a laminating person and she only laminates on Wednesdays, so it is really nice to be able to laminate some of my smaller products myself without having to wait. The largest item you can laminate on this laminating machine is the same size as printer paper. If you ask me, it is well worth the money.