Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"In Summerrr!"

Hello, all!

First of all, I apologize for getting "In Summer" stuck in your head for those that have listened to Frozen on repeat like our class has. For the past 3 months. Every. Single. Day. 

I hope you're having a great summer, whether you're with kids or not. And if you're going on any field trips, I feel your pain; best of luck to you. 

I'm going to have some exciting things going on in my shop! First of all, if you've seen my newest "Aloha" lesson plan on TPT and TeachersNotebook, you may have noticed Rosie tagging along. She's my little Google+ avatar and you'll be seeing a lot more of her in the months to come. I'm going to add her to my lesson images little by little so that no matter where you see them, you'll automatically know where it's coming from. I'm also going to work on expanding my TN shop. They have a lot to offer and while I'm loyal to TpT, I love the interface and feel of TN. 

When I'm not working on my shop, I'm organizing!  If you knew me, you'd know what a gigantic undertaking this is. During our workdays, my assistant does a fantastic job of organizing the centers, but of course they never stay that way. Meanwhile, the teacher's areas get neglected so the children will have something nice at eye level. With our numbers low, I'm taking this challenge head-on! 

 I didn't take a "Before" picture of the art cabinet, but it looked something like this: 


                                     





But I worked on the art cabinet today and here it is now!




By the way,I recently discovered a place called the Scrap Exchange.  If you're in Durham, I suggest you check it out. If you're not, look around and see if you can find or start something like it. They sell recycled materials for cheap. If you can think of it, chances are they have it. I got grocery sale signs, a sign that said, "We go nuts for healthy eating," and some great printing materials for art, and an entire pack of folders. All for $3.50! 


How are you spending your summer? 


See you soon!

--Amy Latta

Pursuing Wonder