Summa, Summa, Summa-Time. SUMMER TIME

Oh Happy Day!  Summertime is finally upon us! 


A teachers' mind is never far from the classroom.  I have already been making mental notes of the many things I need to do over the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.  For the next couple of weeks I plan on taking some time to rest, relax and...

travel to watch this fantastic kid of mine...

play a whole lotta 


We just returned from Seattle to watch his team play in the WCDA Nationals.  They came in 3rd in the nation.  Not bad for a team that's only been playing together for 9 months!  They played incredibly hard against some very talented teams and players.
Next week we are loading up the family truckster and driving down to Phoenix for a week for the Far West Regionals.  Here's my question: WHO in their right mind decided to play soccer, in mid-June, in PHOENIX???  {must have been a man that did that came up with that}  At least the games are scheduled after 8 pm each night so the poor players won't be in the blazing Arizona sun!

Next I plan on participating in the

Tammy over at 

is hosting this great event for kindergarten teachers.  I have had the book for about 4 months now and have only been able to thumb through it.  I usually end up falling asleep ~ not that it's not a great read ~ but I just haven't had any extra time to do any reading for myself.  I can't wait and am very thankful for Tammy and her list of guest bloggers that are helping her host this event!

Because of all the buzz on the blogs and Facebook has been about this 

I purchased my iBook and plan on reading this little ditty while I'm hanging by the pool in Phoenix.

I will also be attending the 

conference in Vegas in July. 
I've attended three previous conferences over the years, but took the last two years off to finish remodeling our house.  I know there will be so many teacher bloggers there that I want to meet!  I'm just beside myself with anticipation!

Finally, I plan on spending a lot of time thrift in' it!  My mom {also known as Mima} and I get up early on Saturday's and hit the ARCs and Goodwills since they have 50% everything.  During the week, I usually pop in and hope there's a good find.  The manager at one of the stores knows me by name and is always keeping an eye out for things that I can use in the classroom.

Like this little treasure I found today.  Bookcase on the top and a spot for storage bins below.  A frugal find for under $7 ~ can I get a WHAT?

Here is the rest of my TO DO list {not in any specific order}:
1. Organize picture books
2. Pintrest
3. Finalize plans for the new landscaping in the back yard
4. Organize Pintrest folders
5. Create new anchor charts for the beginning of the school year
6. Load new classroom music on the iTouch I got for the classroom
7. Try lots of new recipes found on Pintrest
8. Hang out with besties
9. Work on packets for TPT {I need to get better at this}


  1. We tried to talk our principal into sending us Vegas for that conference, but couldn't convince him. :( I think he thought we had ulterior motives.


  2. Sounds like you have a full and fun summer planned! Enjoy!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Enjoy every minute of your summer!! :) I plan on reading 50 Shades of Grey this summer too. I hear it's pretty interesting! lol

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Love your bookcase find.
    You've got a busy plan for your summer.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  5. Sounds like a fun summer...enjoy it! I am going to start my to do list tomorrow!!

  6. oooh that bookcase is AWESOME! And you can't beat $7!! Thanks for visiting me! I'm a new follower, too! :)
    Rowdy in Room 300

  7. Hi! I would love to go to that conference! I'm sure you will meet lots of people and learn so much. Looks like you are going to have a busy summer!
    I just found your blog and look forward to reading your posts. I am also your newest follower! Feel free to visit me at Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos.
    Have a great summer break!
    ~ Lisa

  8. I just found you via the Vegas Blogger Meet Up FB page. I will be there and I am so excited to see everyone in person. I hope to meet you :) It's going to be such fun.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  9. HI Tanya! I love your bookcase find and it reminds me to visit some thrift shops. I am hoping to find a kid's desk or table for the Helper of the Day to have a special spot. I will have fun decorating it and making it cute!

    I will be at the Vegas blogger meet-up and will definitely hope to meet you. Have a wonderful summer and see you in Vegas!

  10. Love the frugal finds! We too are members of the 50 Shades club (very dangerous and highly addictive)! Certainly not a book to be read during the year when you actually have to be productive and get something done! Enjoy the escape :)

  11. Hi!! I just found your blog! I am your newest follower.


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