Monday, May 21, 2012

Viva Summer!!!

I hope that title doesn't seem a bit premature, it's just that I am constantly having something in the back of my mind the share with you and then either forgetting about it or waiting until it's too late. 

Not today people! I have my act together this time!  You're taking a spin on the random idea super highway!  So please keep your hands, feet and all belongs inside the ride at all times. I'm bringing you a few of my end of the school year, summa's a comin' ideas...

First, I saw this one on pinterest (details here) and I am so totally doing it, so I had to share.  I'm going to have to go back to a few teachers, but hopefully for many of you,  I told you soon enough...

Ok then,  I guess this idea originally came from Family Fun magazine, but I of course saw it on pinterest as well-- hello I should have named this post, Whitney's pins.  Anyway, I guarantee you will see one of these at my house on the last day school! I think this is so fun...

And then we she comes inside I'll have all sorts of summery stuff like bubbles, otter pops, lemonade, sunglasses, some kind of summer dessert, a big stack of books she likes, sidewalk chalk-- cool stuff!

Also, I had a grand and perhaps a bit overzealous plan called The Summer of 1000 books where we were going to keep track of all the books we read this summer and try to get to 1000-- but apparently my husband thinks I'm delusional and that this would be bad idea.  His comments were, "You want it to be an attainable goal."  And, "You don't want it to feel like work."  Also, can I just add here that Phineas and Ferb were wrong, we don't have 104 days of summer vacation, we have 87.  Yup, 87 so we're cutting back to...


The Summer of 500 books! (That doesn't sound as cool does it?) Anyway it's still a big exciting number, right? Does anyone want to join us?  I've decided that every time we hit a new hundred we'll have some cool activity or party-- no-- EVENT,  some cool event relating to that book. Oooh, that'll be fun!  I'll keep you all posted on the progress and of course share any new fantastic titles.  Here are a few on the list so far...

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Amelia Earhart by Tanya Lee Stone (DK Publishing)
Rapunzel by Sarah Gibb
I'll Be You and You Be Me by Ruth Krauss
The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Brigette Barrager
Third-Grade Detectives Books by George E. Stanley
Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling? by Tad Hills
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems by Amy Gibson


Happy reading and happy summer!
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