Almost Ready!

Things are just about ready here at school! I just had a parent drop off these magazines, which is so wonderful. Art teachers out there, send out an email or put a blurb in your weekly reading about magazines for picture references and collage. I have found that any cooking magazine, gardening magazines, and architectural magazines work the best because there are very limited amounts of inappropriate content. There is nothing worse than a fifth grader flashing around an ad for bras to the entire class. You don’t find as many of those distractions in these types of magazines.

I also finished a couple last bulletin boards today and just need to prep what I am actually going to say to the kids on the first day!






Can anyone identify this mushroom?

I found this strange mushroom in Dorchester Park yesterday. It was about the size of a human head and since I walk this route quite frequently, I know it hadn’t been there long. Anyways, there were two of them, and they were the most beautiful color peach. Let me know if you can identify them!



Prepping for Day One

Well, the big day is almost here! My sixth first day of school (as a teacher, that is) is coming up quick and I am pretty excited about it. It’s time to get back into the swing of things, and to be honest, I miss my little friends and their stories so much! I am working on a few improvements this year- my favorite is a silent solution to the age old question, “Mrs. Brown, what are we doing today?” I hope all of the teachers out there enjoy your last few days of summer and are able to return to work rejuvenated, inspired, and ready to do something great. We really do have the best jobs (I’m sure I will feel slightly differently the week before Christmas Vacation, but for now- positivity!).