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It's Summer Time!!

It is summer vacation time!!  Yayyyy!  Well, technically I have a couple more days and then it is back to school....summer school!  But I sure am enjoying this week off.  It is just so nice to have a week to myself.

Are you out of school?  If you are still in school and have to pack up your classroom, check out my packing tips from last week!  These tips can help you make packing everything up easier and more manageable.  Click here or on the picture.

With summer time comes grilling!  I love to grill!  Keeps the kitchen clean and the food just tastes amazing.  I grill hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, shrimp, ham steaks, pork chops, pork loin, corn, potatoes, etc....  One thing I can. not. get mastered is steak!  I haven't gotten the flavor that I like or the tenderness.  Anyone have any tips for me??  We like to eat steak but I just can't get it to where I want it.  My husband and sons seem to like them fine, but they aren't where I like them yet!  Of course, I know part of it is I like my steaks well done.  But I know well done can taste good and be tender because I have had it at restaurants!

I am hoping to find some time to do more reading now that school is out.  I have a couple of these magazines laying around that I haven't gotten to yet. I am also reading In the Garden of Beasts.

I love to read, but find that I am having less and less time to do it.  So I am making an effort to do more of it everyday.  

I am excited that I get to go to the I Teach K conference in July!  I am trying to get in some shopping for some new clothes and shoes.  Two other kindergarten teachers are going with me. Have you been?  Any tips for us?

Are you on Instagram?  If not, you should be!  So much fun sharing things as a teacher, your personal life, fitness, food, etc...There are some groups on there now encouraging each other to be healthy like #3weeksnocheats and #teachersgetfit.  It is so motivating to eat better and get out and move more when you see others like yourself doing the same.  If you are on Instagram follow me there @conversationsinliteracy!

Don't forget to linky up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!


  1. I'm looking forward to finding some great reads for the summer. I also still have teachery books from last summer that I never got to.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Enjoy the summer and reading those books, Tammy!

  2. I have 5 books waiting for me on my iPad! Today was my last day and I haven't quite hit relaxation mode yet. I am going to the Differentiated Instruction conference in July. I can't wait to meet everyone!

    1. Hope you have been getting to read some of those books, Corinna! The conferences in July were great!


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