I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, just been so busy trying to get things ready for school.
Update on my classroom: School starts the 22nd. The latest I heard was I would be able to start working in there on the 17th. Sure, that's 5 days before school starts but let me remind you my classroom is completely bare! I have three bulletin boards to complete, signs to hang up, desks to arrange. Oh my, the list goes on and on. I have a fabulous teacher I work with who is more than willing to help me out when it comes to getting those things done. (Thank-you Miss K!) I think during our open house (which is the 16th) as people walk by my classroom, I'll take the motto that the penguins on Madagascar take...Just smile and wave.
Miss K and I did get the locker tags done this past week and I'm super excited about how they turned out! They are fairly simple, but their black background with bright name colors really make them pop. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of them when we finished them so picture to come in another post.
The other exciting thing that happened this week was...(well two things actually!)
1) Groupon had another Vistaprint deal. $70 for $17. I bought two! Yay me!
2) I bought these Groupons to have my posters printed for cheap. As I was telling Miss K this, she said, "You should just get them printed at the local AEA. It's super cheap!" She was right! I spent the same amount on 4 posters as I would have on 1. (See, isn't she wonderful!) Now, I have great posters and will have $140 to spend at Vistaprint. (and I can always find things to buy there)
That's about it for now. I'm very excited (and nervous) for the next two weeks. Teachers report Wednesday and students report the following Wednesday. We'll all be into the swing of things in no time!