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Saturday, August 18, 2012

You Know It's Back to School... and a sweet gift.

I'm linking up with Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle for a fun linky.  You should too, just visit her blog for the details and to link up!

You know it's back to school time when....
This is so, so true for me!  I spent the majority of the summer in shorts, a tank, flip flops, and a ponytail.   It was very comfy and lazy and wonderful.  The only thing that gets me motivated to get up and dressed every morning (besides the cute faces that will be waiting on me) is the fact that I still do a little back to school shopping for myself.  Kids get to, so I should too! :)

Ahhhhh!  I have a bad dream before the first day of school.  Every.  Single.  Year.  I always dream that I have a huge class and I forgot to decorate my room or make plans.... and the kids won't listen to anything that I say.  It's horrible, but expected at this point.  I think maybe it's a good thing, somehow.  Does anyone else have these bad dreams before the first day?

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And would you look at this cute little thing?  

One of my darling students brought it to me on the first day.  I do believe it is the first time I've received a back to school gift, and I loved it soooo much!  Look at all those great little goodies inside.  This mom knows the way to a teacher's heart, I tell ya!  
(The Advil made me giggle a little... some days that is so very needed!)

Pretty cute, huh?  

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  1. That is such a cute gift! Lucky!!

    I have those bad dreams too with the big classes and kids who won't listen!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. I hate those dreams! Hopefully they won't be back until Back to School Eve next year!

  2. That is so sweet of the parent to get that gift together for you! I have had bad dreams about school too!
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. I thought it was super sweet, too. A fellow Pinterest lover, I'm guessing. ;)

  3. Erin,
    I'm so glad we're blog buddies because I need a virtual teammate to get ideas for Reading Street! I did RS last year with 2nd grade, but now I'm starting over learning the first grade RS. We don't start back to school yet, but I'll be eagerly watching your posts.
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  4. There's nothing worse than having a school nightmare! Millions of kids who won't listen, your classroom is the size of a closet, all your stuff is missing. Yikes! I love your back to school gift! Very original!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

    1. I know, right? Scary stuff! haha... I loved the gift, too, I'm guessing she loves Pinterest as much as I do! :)

  5. I've been having the dreams a lot this year. Just the other day I had one that I couldn't get any of the parents to leave on the first day. They all just sat down with their kids and started watching me do the lesson.


    1. EEekkk, that would be a nightmare. It seems my students like to push the boundaries when their parents are in the classroom.

  6. I'm going to miss my flip flops and shorts! And I've already started having bad dreams - eek!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

    1. I miss my shorts and flip flops already! Boo! At least I have Saturdays, right? ;)

  7. Thanks for becoming my first follower - Yay!! Still a work in progress... changed the template today. You'd think I have nothing else to do!

    Mixed Bag of Crazy

    1. I'm the worst about procrastinating by doing little things that don't really matter... lol. Oh well, though, it means my classroom looks cute even if I have to stay up until midnight every night writing plans!

  8. Hi Erin!

    That is an awesome first day gift :)

    I definitely have the "I can't sleep then have a bad dream about the first day" nightmares as well. I don't know what it is, but I can't turn my brain off!

    ps: thanks for visiting my blog--I'm your newest follower :) You are so close to 200!

    1. I know, I hate those dreams... hopefully they're gone until next year!
      Thanks for following me- I am getting close to 200! Yay!

  9. Ugh!! The bad dreams!! Why is that. I don't know any teacher that doesn't have them. :)

  10. We call them "schoolmares" here. We've been back since August 2 so we're all settled. Thanks for the laughs!