You mean to tell me that teachers really DON'T take the whole summer off??
Yeah, I had this conversation with someone the other day. As if the beginning of the school year, and everything else our jobs entail, just magically happens in those leisurely (ahem!) pre-planning days we get. It's always amazing to me just how little anyone outside of this profession actually knows or understands about it.
Nope, most teachers work during the summer. Truth.KinderGals for "Working on It Wednesday"...because, honestly, we're all working on SOMEthing. Home, school, or even working on that tan, you're doing something :)
Here in the south, we've had some pretty awesome thunderstorms roll through every.single.day. Today was no exception, so I decided to hunker down and cross something off my to-do list.... Craftivity Organization.
Yes, I said it. Organizing those craftivities.
Throughout the year, I do hundreds of crafts. I think it's so important for my firsties to still practice a lot of cutting, pasting, and following directions.
But, those pieces...those patterns...well, they end up crammed in files and all over the place.
I decided I needed a system. Enter the Craftivity Binder....
Anyway, I took each of my crafts and made sure I had a model/pattern for it. I always try to have one for the kids to see...
I run all of my craft copies through our copier onto construction paper, so this will save me time. I can just pop out this ONE sheet protector full of everything I need, read my little label, and grab just the construction paper necessary for the copies.
Lastly, I put my protectors in ABC order to put in the binder.
I know a lot of them are filed away in the depths of my file cabinet, so I'll have to wait 'til school starts, but I really think this organization tool will be a lifesaver after I get it all put together.
Can you tell I get excited about stuff like this?? :)
So, that's what I'M working on - what about YOU? I can't wait to read all about your summer livin..because, truthfully, even if we DO work all summer, it sure is awesome to do it on our own time!
Happy Wednesday, friends! :)