Back-to-school this year feels much different than previous ones. This is the first summer I have not worked in over 10 years. WHAAAAT?! I know. Crazy. I was able to check a lot of things off our to-do list and feel truly relaxed and energized. Of course gearing for back-to-school is never an easy task though from a teacher’s perspective in the Spring household. It takes adjusting, early bedtimes, and A LOT of prep in all areas of life each and every start to the school year.I do love the start of a new school year though where everything is nice and tidy and new beginnings are able to bloom. To get me started on the right foot, I’ve listed some of my favorite things that help me get back in the mood for school from the classroom, to meal planning, and some fashion thrown in there! You can click on the pictures and it will take you right to the link. 🙂
I’m really trying to savor this phase of life since I know teaching is only for a season. So here we go…
IN THE CLASSROOM:
I went with a popcorn theme in my classroom. I did something somewhat similar my first year of teaching but embraced it a little more this year. These are some fun things I added! Also, who doesn’t love these?! I think I’ve used them most of the summer also! 😉 And to all the teacher friends out there: Has anyone done (or are doing) the hybrid method at your school?! I’m piloting it for the first time this year and could use any and all tips!
Also, I’m old school in the sense that apples always remind me of teachers. That being said, I have this on my door when you enter my classroom. 🙂 You can click on the picture. How cute?!
I try to stick to a few crockpot meals a week as I’m getting back into the swing of a different schedule. That’s a must. 🙂 (So is coffee!) I love to have all these products on hand in my pantry for quick smoothies in the morning. Maca powder helps provides hormone balance, boosts the immune system, and increases energy. It was helpful over the summer but will be completely necessary once school starts back up! You can also check out some of my other fun breakfast ideas, here! I also have a lot of my smoothies in my drinks section, here!
Last but not least, some teaching outfits that I seem to gravitate towards. 🙂 Our dress code is pretty casual but it’s always fun to update my wardrobe this time of year!
Happy Wednesday friends!