Friends! I'm back!
Next week, I will begin planning my 2014/2015 school year.
A lot of you have asked me questions about my curriculum,
so I thought I'd give you a front row seat to my choices this year.
The most common question I'm asked is,
"Do you have to buy your own curriculum?"
The answer to that is, yes.
I have to buy everything, and nothing is reimbursed.
And, because I don't teach the same grade every year,
each year is a new (relatively large) financial investment.
But it's totally worth it because I am able to teach, train and love on my boys.
I have a few other things to share, too-
my big desk makeover projects,
some thrifty treasures
and maybe a random photo or two along the way.
Have ya'll been having a nice summer?
I hope so.
I'd love to know your favorite summer memory so far...
Leave me a comment and let me know.
My summer has been unusually busy.
I'm not a busy person, so it's been a new challenge for me.
Of course, my favorite memories so far have been time spent with my family.
We recently drove to a park in a nearby city to watch airplanes fly at EAA.
The classic two-headed monster pose... watching planes!
Check out the back drop, eek!
Some fun stuff we happened to see:
Restored Treasures- "New" Desks!
Next, I'd like to show you my boy's new desks!
I think they're kinda fun, and show the boy's personalities.
Here is The Fantastic Okapi's fancy new desk:
("Before" photo missing!)
And some of his desk bling:
Here is the Green Owl's "before" photo:
And here's the after photo, still a little wet:
...and desk bling:
I found the desks at thrift stores/craigslist (SUPER cheap!)
The boys picked out their favorite color spray paints, and I got busy...
Hand sanding, spray painting, and "antiquing"
(aka: making the desks "dirty.")
The neighborhood boys found that part especially cool!
We let the boys pick a few "fancy" drawer knobs at Hobby Lobby
(thank you, 50% off sale!!)
The rest of the handles were like, 10 cent thrift store finds! Not too shabby!
And, all of the desk bling = thrift store treasures, too!
Oh, and I almost forgot- here's the Fantastic Okapi's thrifty-fun desk chair-
a vintage chair from Chicago, $1.99.
I painted the legs to add some color.
You know me- I've gotta have color!
Paris wanted to make her modeling debut, so, here you go!
Our Curriculum Choices 2014-2015