Friday, June 1, 2012

Survival Mode, Moving, Linky x 2

Only 2.5 days left with the kids this year!  This year has flown by, but the past few weeks I feel like I’ve been in survival mode and completely unable to to think of blogging, or creating.  I’m exhausted all the time, and in a semi-paralyzed state knowing that I need to pack up all my stuff, set up a my classroom, teach summer school, and prepare for the 1/2 classroom next year. 

I’m a terrible packer…every move we’ve ever done personally, I’ve been more of a hindrance than a help.  I’ve broken fingers, cried, and basically been a complete nuisance…so I’m absolutely DREADING packing and unpacking and all that.  Luckily, my lovely assistant is a genius when it comes to organizing and general productivity, and she has offered to help. 

On Pinterest I also found a lovely site that has all sorts of tips for packing up your classroom…I’m going to print and study this over the weekend!  Do you have to pack your room up every year?  (CRINGE!) At our school you only need to pack if you’re switching rooms or your room is being painted…I don’t think I’m meant for schools that require packing annually…I would be a hot mess!!!!

Pinspiration – click the image to go to the original site, and learn how to pack like a pro!

Onto other less emotionally terrifying things – there are all sorts of wonderful linkys going on! I've been stalking the reading ones, because I’m a book nerd.  Lately, I’ve been in a funk…I haven’t been able to find anything that can hold my attention (may have something to do with work and the dreaded move!).

Mrs. Stanford's Class

For Pleasure
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness – the sequel to A Discovery of Witches.  The first book is absolutely amazing.  If you like romance, supernatural, and a well-written story then you’ll love these books!  I can’t wait for this to come out in July!

The I will probably reread this whole series, because the final installment came out and I can’t remember what’s going on!  The series is titled, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.  This is young-adult fiction that is somewhat similar to the Percy Jackson series because it brings ancient mythologies to life in the present.

I will definitely read other books, but at this point I don’t know what they are…I’ll be checking your blogs to be inspired!

Professional Reads
math workstations

If you have any other books you recommend share away! 

I’m so glad I’m finally blogging again!  Coming soon will be my summer bucket list.  Not because you care, but hopefully by sharing it, I’ll hold myself accountable.  Moving rooms is a great opportunity for organization and I need to take advantage of it…that means I need a bucket list! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 
Mrs. Castro
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  1. Our school makes you do just enough packing up that the surfaces and floors are cleared off. A lot of teachers put just about everything in the closets that will fit just because the rooms are sometimes unlocked during the summer and there are kids in the building for other programs.

    I'm moving classrooms, though, along with moving to 3rd, so I'm in the same boat as you! I like your idea of sharing the bucket list so it actually happens :)

    Good luck!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  2. I'm moving classrooms also, but I'm excited to move into an all carpeted classroom :) I hear ya about feeling like a zombie the last couple of days, that was me too. Good luck!
    Dual Kinder Teacher

  3. I'm not moving classrooms, but I do have to pack my things away in cabinets. However this year we are spraying the cabinets for roaches-EWWW- so I have to box it up & find somewhere to put it. Hopefully that somewhere won't be in my house!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. All of your professional books are on my shelf. D5 rocks!
    My Second Sense