School’s Out! (and an upcoming linky party…)

June 24, 2012

School’s Out! (and an upcoming linky party…)

June 24, 2012
I love, love, love my job, but there is nothing quite like summer vacation!!!! 
We just finished our last day of school yesterday and all I have now is a lovely clean slate (shown above). 
And a pretty organized (for me) packed-up classroom..

And a very obvious storage container problem…

(there’s more in hiding, in a closet). I’m impressed my arms could stack the containers that high. I’m pretty tired today. But totally elated!! And ready to blog away!
To celebrate, I’m throwing a little party. It’s based on a linky I had last year, my Classroom Shopping Linky Party. It was so much fun to see what everyone was buying, so I thought I would try it again!
This time, I will be hosting a Summer Shopping party, one for each month of summer. The party for June will begin tomorrow evening. If you’d like to join in, just blog away about your latest teaching finds and swing by here to link up! 
I can’t wait to catch with everyone soon!! How I’ve missed teachingblogland!


  • Courtney Bartlett June 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Sounds like fun Kristen! Congratulations on making it to summer!

    Swimming into Second

  • Rachelle June 24, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Happy summer to you, sweet friend!!!!!

    I too have a storage container hoarding problem. πŸ™‚

  • Sara Soucy June 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Yay summer! I think the containers are a universal teacher problem!

    Sara πŸ™‚
    Smiling In Second Grade

  • Elizabeth June 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Those baskets are hilarious. I just bought 6 MORE at Michael's yesterday. I think I have a problem.

    Love the idea for the linky, but I'm embarrassed about how much I've bought. Maybe airing my dirty laundry will be therapy πŸ™‚

    Fun in Room 4B

  • Miss Kindergarten June 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Your storage container problem picture made me laugh out loud!! I love it!!!

  • Sophia June 24, 2012 at 1:28 am

    When I was packing up my old classroom and getting ready to move into my current one, I couldn't believe how many baskets/containers I had. You're not the only one with the container obsession!

    Looking forward to the linky party πŸ™‚

    How Cute Is This!

  • Stephanie @ 3rd Grade Thoughts June 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Oooo, what a fun linky party! I can't wait πŸ™‚

    Happy Summer!!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  • Jennifer Tilton June 24, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Your room looks so tidy! The linky party sounds great!

  • Kim June 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

    YAY! Kristen is finally out of school!
    Summer can begin!
    If those baskets are from Really Good Stuff, my baskets and your baskets could meet up for their own party…
    SO happy for your freedom!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  • Dixie Selva June 24, 2012 at 2:54 am

    I'm your newest follower! I just awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up! πŸ™‚

    Teachin' Little Texans

  • Mrs. Cupcake June 24, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Oh gosh I'm so ready for this linky! My local teacher store had a sale this weekend and I couldn't resist!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  • Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron June 24, 2012 at 10:44 am

    oh my….I"m not so sure that's a smart linky to have…for my wallet…lol…but, no, it realy is! love it! can't wait for it! πŸ™‚

  • Shannon June 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    YAY for school being out!!

    The other teachers in my school just laugh at me and my closet-the one that has all of the storage containers! A whole closet devoted to them. πŸ™‚


  • Buggy In Kindergarten June 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Yay! I'm so excited about this linky party!!

  • Maria June 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    LOVE the linky idea. Also, I'm pretty sure we have the same compulsion to purchase brightly colored containers.


  • Kate June 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    WOW ! Someone who actually finished school after I did πŸ™‚ Happy summer!!

    To The Square Inch

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