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August 2, 2015 7 Comments

 I know it must sound repetitive, but I really can’t believe it’s August!  Everyone always jokes that summer’s over after July 4th and it’s sad but oh so true.  This summer is FLYING by and I need to take the next few weeks to truly appreciate the dog days of summer.  But before I do that, it’s time to link up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her fantastic Currently linky party!

Each month during the year I look forward to this linky party.  The promise of a new and exciting month is on the horizon and there’s always fun things to share.  This month is a bittersweet one for most teachers.  Thankfully, I don’t go back into my classroom with my kiddos until September so I have a few more “carefree” aka b2s prep weeks ahead of me BUT it will go too quickly!  It’s time to sit back and enjoy the little things!  Here’s what I’m currently up to:
Listening: I am such a sucker for this movie!  The concept always fascinated me growing up and I would often think, what if my life was a television show?!  It would be a pretty boring one, as I was QUITE the goody-two-shoes growing up but I still day-dreamed.  Every time this movie’s on TV I have to watch it!  
Loving:  Is there anything better than a lazy Sunday morning with coffee and a comfortable chair?!  I think not!  I am going to sit back and sip and sip today without the Monday morning scaries looming over my head.
Thinking: Yesterday was my husband’s 30th birthday.  I have been planning a surprise party for him for a few months now and I was SO nervous about it!  We had family and friends coming from out of town, so the logistics of it all was difficult to handle.  I am NOT a planner, that job in both daily life and business goes to my hubby so this was out of my element!  Thankfully, everyone came and had a wonderful time!  There was lots of bowling, food, laughs, and good times!

I even got to sneak in a special ice cream bar for my hubby and ordered these Pittsburgh Pirates baseball hats for the sundaes.  My husband is a HUGE, MASSIVE, INSANE Pittsburgh sports fan and he couldn’t get over these sundae caps.  I knew it would bring him back to birthdays that he spent at PNC park watching his team play.  I needed to bring a little bit of his home to NYC for him!  It was a hit!
Wanting:  Remember how I said I didn’t go back to school until September?  Well, that doesn’t mean I want to wait until then to get back into my classroom!  My room, being one of the few with air conditioning (I know I know) is used for the extended school year program over the summer.  It just ended so now hopefully it’s getting cleaned and I’ll be able to get into it starting next week!  I am ITCHING to start organizing and decorating!  Everyone’s blog posts and IG pictures are giving me major Back to School FOMO (if that’s even a real thing!)
Needing: Tomorrow I start the weeklong Summer Writing Institute at Teacher’s College.  I am so excited to be going back and learning from so many experts in the field.  I went last year for the first time and was completely consumed by all of the information I learned.  With that, I “NEED,” school supplies for my classes.  I have a feeling a cute notebook and new flair pens are on my Must-Buy list for today!  I can’t wait to share everything I learn with all of you!
B2S RAK:  If I haven’t mentioned it already, I LOVE coffee.  And as the saying goes, Americans and THIS Teacher runs on Dunkin.  I plan on bringing my team some back to school caffeine boosts the first week of school. It always adds an extra pep in my step!
Thank you all so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Make sure you head back to Farley’s blog to check out more Currently posts!


  • Jess August 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    You party for your husband looks amazing! I've put on a couple of surprise parties for my husband over the years and I know it can be stressful! I hope you get back in your classroom soon…I know it can be stressful. I'm itching to get in my class as well! I love your BSRAK idea! I might
    get kinda expensive for my whole team though since they are 8 of us! Hope you have a lovely August!
    Rambling About Reading

  • Science School Yard August 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I am sure your hubby appreciated all of the hard work! I can't wait to get into my classroom either. I am loving the treat idea for your RAK. Not sure if it will be coffee…but chocolate helps, too!

    Renee at The Science School Yard

  • Unknown August 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Love the ice cream cups!! Looks like it was a great time šŸ™‚ I am itching to get back into the classroom too. We can't turn on the air until the first day of school!!! UGGH Enjoy every last minute of summer šŸ™‚


  • Liana Davis August 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Hey Jayme!

    I'm so glad I found you in the Currently link up! I love how personable your blog is. I'm looking forward to reading more posts, and possibly connecting with you!

    Btw, I'm so jelly that you go back in September. I have one more week, and I wish I had more time to plan and get ready! Also, gj on your husband's surprise party. Ciao!


  • Cindy August 2, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hello, there!

    I loved reading your blog!!! That looked like an awesome party you threw for your husband. The baseball caps for sundaes were an awesome touch!

    Good luck during the school year!


  • Nicole August 3, 2015 at 2:19 am

    I hope you got your new supplies, you totally deserve it!!! I am so jealous of your AC!! Enjoy your time at Teacher's College and have a great school year!!!

  • Erin Murphy August 3, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Jayme your party planning skills are amazing!! It really looked like you went all out for the hubs, and I LOVE the Pitssburgh touches (even though I'm a Ravens fan and that means I hate the Steelers). I hope you have a great time at the Writing Institute! That sounds like so much fun, and NYC isn't all that far from me…maybe I'll look into it for next year! šŸ™‚
    I hope you are able to thoroughly enjoy the rest of your summer and that you're able to get your room ready before you head back! We can't get in the building until school starts back up. Have a wonderful week learning all sorts of fun things and I can't wait to hear what you've learned!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

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    Hi! Iā€™m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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