my summer on instagram.

Woah woah woah, Where did that summer go?! Eep? Who am I kidding? I love back to school – fall weather, new duds, new students (well, some new ones.).

As a teacher, we don’t really get the “summers off”. Our 10 month pay is stretched over 12 months. We definitely need time to recharge and revive, or else your children will be taught by stressed out, hot-mess zombies. The reality is, we relaxed for the month of July. I told myself I wasn’t allowed to think about anything school related. I pretended my schooled pin-boards didn’t exist and focused on my family and our new garden and mini-trips myself.

When August hit, and I “allowed” myself to think about school – I haven’t stopped. I have some great things that work in my classroom, but every year I feel I have to do just a little bit more, and just a little bit differently, and add just a little more flair, and tweak that just a little bit more. If you’ve seen me up super late online after the boys have gone to sleep, I’ve probably been long-range planning, translating materials, working on my writer’s notebook or pinning all school things. I’m a bit nuts. I did finally post some stuff on my teacherspayteachers site – so far I’ve made $10. Win.

I haven’t been so great at posting here this summer, but I have been consistent with posting to instagram (even thought I don’t have an iphone). Before I return to school postings as my alter-ego Mme, I will share a sneak peek of my summer of Instagram.

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ps. I did a fairly good job of staying spice-y this summer with Eli. That being said, he has also become very well versed in Buzz, Woody, Mike Wazowski, Sully, Nemo, Shrek, Fiona, Simba, Jasmine & Aladdin.

How was your August? Did you spice up any lives?

Do you dread the end of summer and back to school? Or do you love it?

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