I'm finally feeling the sense of relief that accompanies summer. With the exception of a guest bedroom where I dumped my classroom (specifically several thousand books), my new home is decorated and unpacked. Over the course of my summer break, I painstakingly painted thirty seven cabinet doors to give my kitchen a complete makeover. We also painted our master bedroom and bathroom because olive green wasn't my preferred shade. We patched the doggie door so our kittens won't try to be adventurous and explore outside and patched several dozen wall nicks from picture frames. We had our friends and family over for our house warming and I can now finally relax.
By relax, I mean spend a few hours on pinterest finding ideas for next year and tackle the pile of books I've been dying to read! My boyfriend asked what my plans for tomorrow are and was a bit shocked when my response was simply to read. I've got The Throne of Fire and Mark of Athena just waiting to be devoured!
I also need to start figuring out my classroom theme for next year. What I love about my new school is the fact that every classroom is cute and organized. It makes me feel accepted and not like a strange person for wanting my classroom to be organized with coordinating colors.
One of my former neighbors is moving to teaching sixth grade science and gave me her entire cube collection that she used for her classroom library. I'm excited to get to actually organize my books by AR levels and author rather than just throwing them all on the shelf and crossing my fingers that students find ones they like. Granted, the first few weeks in August will be spent organizing my new classroom but it's a great thing that my new school is only 8 minutes away!
Now that my home is done, I can leisurely enjoy my summer and catch up on reading!