I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!! I can't believe it is almost half over. Wow, time flies. :)
We have a new addition in our house. Samantha Rose was born June 7th weighing in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. She is healthy and beautiful and we just couldn't love her more. I unfortunately came down with C-Diff in the hospital so I have been VERY ill the past 3 weeks. That is some serious business!! I'm feeling much better now with the help of family, rest, and strong medicine. :)
I'm very fortunate and plan to take the fall off of school this year to spend time with the new baby and be a stay at home soccer mom. I can't help but be a little sad about missing those first back to school days in my classroom though. I have to admit the beginning of the year, that fresh exciting start, is my very favorite time of the year. I've been looking around and thinking about how to help my long term substitute have the smoothest beginning possible. I have collected lots of ideas throughout the past couple years on my Pinterest pages.
Get to Know You/ Art Ideas
Bulletin Board Ideas
I plan to lay out some fun beginning of the school year ideas for my substitute and let her put her own spin on things. This way she has pictures and ideas of how to have a fun successful beginning of the school year. I feel bad just handing her a stack of my favorite books to run with. :)
Of course she will get a copy of the Daily 5, CAFE, and other wonderful resources that she can follow and rely on. But that is for a different day and a different post.
Check out my Pinterest pages to see if there is anything to help your room start off with a bang of fun!!
I would love hear about any ideas/resources that are your favorite go to's for the beginning of the school year!! Leave a comment below with links or ideas so I can come check out your ideas. :)