Wednesday, July 1, 2015


It's July!  That's crazy!  Only 5 more weeks until school starts back THAT'S crazy!!  Today I'm joining up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her July Currently...

Listening:  My kids discovered the movie "The Emperor's New Groove" this morning.  They missed this movie the first time around and can't get enough of it this morning.  I think they have the right idea on this dreary, rainy day!  It's a great day for snuggles, blankets, snacks and movie watching!

Loving:  For the past 3 weeks I have been teaching at Camp TLC.  This is a 3 hour camp that goes on 3 days a week during the summer.  The camp is for students in my school district that have autism.  This is my first year to work the camp and I have to say that I have had a really great time.  We have time for morning work, social skills lessons, sensory, art/crafts, gross motor play, snack (that the kids help make), and a weekly field trip.  If you follow me on Instagram you can see some of the fun we have been having at camp!  And if you don't follow...well what are you waiting for?  Go to!  
Week 1: Camp Theme  
We went on a nature hike, ate smores trail mix and painted with marshmallows!

Week 2:  Beach Theme
Beach themed cupcakes and sand painting (the sand was actually made from colored salt that we made ourselves) rounded out this fun week!

Week 3:  Happy 4th of July Week
This week is all about being Star-Spangled!

Thinking:  I can't quit thinking about school.  I think working camp has kept me in the school mode this summer.  I have some really great ideas swirling around in my brain and have already created a few things for some of my students for next year that I can't wait to share with them and their parents. I also am excited about some new additions to our staff!  We will have an even more amazing special ed staff next year!!! 

Wanting:  Although, this rainy day is enjoyable, I'm ready for an all day hot, sunshin-y day!

Needing:  I need to clean the kitchen.  Meh!

All Star:  I am an all star collaborator!  :)  One of the best parts of my job is to be able to collaborate with others.  Parents, teachers, administration, and my blogging friends are all people that I get to collaborate with.  These people keep ideas flowing through my mind constantly! 

So, for now...I hope you are having a wonderful summer break!  Remember to come right back here every Sunday for the Special Ed Summer Blog Hop!!


  1. Oh wow, we are having an incredibly dry and sunny summer. We could probably use some of your rain! Your Camp TLC sounds amazing! With all of your hard work I hope you'll get some down time before school starts up again! Happy Fourth of July (in advance) :) Grade One Snapshots

  2. I always think about school- even during the summer. Your summer camp looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy your summer!

  3. I think it's awesome that your district has a camp for children with autism! I have been thinking of going the Special Ed/Speech Pathologist route lately once I finished my Masters in Reading Specialization. I hope you are able to enjoy the rest of your summer and spend *some* time "turning off your teacher brain" to relax! :)

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