I have been job sharing for the last four years, and it has been a great experience. My partner (the AMAZING Mrs. Eubanks) and I worked well together, and I have loved every second that I got to be at home with my daughter. She is the reason that I wanted to job share. We became parents in 2009, after a really long 13 year journey. We brought our amazing girl home from China in May and by the end of July, I just knew that I couldn't go back to work full time that school year. So, job sharing made it possible for me to have every other week off. I have treasured that priceless time with my daughter! Since my beautiful daughter is going to Kindergarten this year, I decided it would be the perfect time for me to go back to full-time.
To help ease some of my jitters about being on my own again, (and that fact that my girl will already be a Kindergartener), I have spent my summer planning my new classroom. So, I have decided to go with a Camping / Forest / Woodland Animals theme. I love having a theme and tying things all together with cuteness. In my quest to plan, I have come across some really cool ideas on Pintrest that I really want to incorporate.
This first thing I saw, that I completely fell in love with was this Happy Camper Crunch!
You can find the party that it was originally posted to here.
I have also been inspired by some ADORABLE clip art that I have found this summer. My very favorite has to be Woodland Animals by Pixel Paper Prints. (Click the names to go to their Etsy store)
How could I not decide on a Woodland Animals theme with these cute faces inspiring me to create things for my classroom. So, I have used these a lot this summer.
I was also inspired by a super cute little inflatable camp fire from Oriental Trading Company. (Click the names to go to their website)
I am going to create a little campfire corner for my morning meeting / calendar time.
I have an insane amount of pins in a private Pintrest board of ideas for my theme this year. I created a private board so that I wouldn't drive those who follow my pins over the edge with my woodsy obsession. I will be able to get into my classroom around the 12th (Hopefully, since we start the school year on the 19th) and I will post pics of how things are coming along. I am moving into a new portable classroom, and as of Monday, it was mostly still an empty shell with no cabinets and such. Eeeek!
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