I admit...this has been my first free weekend, school's over and we have had no planned activities. And I'm having a hard time turning off my teacher brain. It's hard to go from 100 to 0 just like that. I feel like I've been on overload and now I just can't relax! So I decided to make a little list for myself on things I can do to unwind that are not school related. I know there's plenty to do to get ready for next school year, but I really do need to take time for me!

So here goes my list:
1: Read for pleasure. This is the first book on my list. I love Jen Hatmaker, she's hilarious..so I am looking forward to this.
2. Spend some time doing fun things with my kids. So far we've been to the pool every day this weekend and we went to see the Angry Birds movie. (It was dumb, but they loved it!)

3. Organize my closets! Now I know this doesn't sound like fun for every one but I love it. I get such a feeling of accomplishment cleaning out stuff! I think I'll also tackle the playroom....but shhh, don't tell my kids.

4. Eat healthy! I eat so bad during the school year. Let's face it, school lunch stinks. We spend too many nights eating out too. I've already gone to the store and stocked up on lots of fruits and veggies and we've eaten cooked at home every night.

5. Here's for some relaxtion...Netflix. I never take advantage of all that there is to offer and I'm going to binge watch some TV shows this summer. Any recommendations for me??

I hope you get to relax this summer and can turn of your "teacher brain"!

I can't believe we are getting down to the wire here! Only 3 days left of school for us....I whipped up these cute photo props for my own personal kiddo. But it would also fun to do in class. 
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Countdown!! I only have 6 more days left of school! But seriously, these are the most challenging days to fill with activities that keep students busy and not off task and crazy. Hop on over to The Primary Peach, I shared some ideas for keeping your students engaged and hopefully out of trouble!

How many ideas do you have left in your year?

So maybe you plan ahead.....or maybe you are like me and woke up in a cold sweat a few nights ago remembering Mother's Day is coming up and wanted something easy and different??? Yes, that was me. For some strange reason I never, ever do the same thing two years in a row. Last year I made these adorable thumbprint necklace from Lory Evans. They were a huge hit but I just didn't have it in me this year to do something so involved.
So, I came up with something so cheap and easy! All you need is popsicle (craft) sticks and buttons. I found colored craft sticks but you could easily do it with any colored sticks and any color buttons.
Then print out this cute poem and glue a magnet on the back for their moms to put on the fridge and you are done!
"Mothers are like buttons, they hold everything together."
I know my student's moms will love it! 
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