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Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm Back!

So I was thinking....that I have not blogged in 51 days and I would like to change this statistic. A lot has happened since my After the Diploma blog, so let me fill you in on the scoop.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach first grade at Ogletree Elementary! After my interview and a short waiting process I got the call that they wanted me to join their Ogletree All-Star Team.  It was quite a relief to get this call and I am thankful for the opportunity. I can't wait to see what God has in store for me when I head back down to the "loveliest village of the plains."  Here are a few pictures of my classroom, its huge! The decorations up now are from the previous teacher, but I am excited to start decorating it with my Hollywood theme in the upcoming weeks.
 Huge bulletin boards to showcase our work!
 My "Reading Rehearsal Stage" This loft will hopefully be in one corner of my room, 
after it makes its way through the school. 
Another view of the classroom! 

After celebrating the new job, I got to spend a month at one of my favorite places, Camp Winnataska. I was the program specialist in Recreation with two great comanches! Miss you Fran and JAM. I was struggling and overwhelmed with stress while out at camp(from the new job and trying to find a place to live), but after a friendly reminder to find rest and comfort in the Lord, I was able to spend the rest of my time, enjoying God's creation and relaxing before my very busy school year commences. I got home from camp last week and I have spent this week working on some school stuff, catching up on doctors appointments, and crafting, thanks to my finds on Pinterest(one of my new favorite websites).  Here are some of the things I have made this week:
 Crayon Monograms! A is for Anderson 
 July is a big birthday month for my family. Here is a button monogram for my aunt. 
 I found this lovely bird painting at the thrift store for $1.49 
and decided to turn it into...
 A chalkboard. I found a great blog that taught you how to 
make your own chalkboard paint!
 Another find from the thrift store, turned into...
 A blooming book wall hook

I have loved being able to craft this week and hopefully you will be inspired to make some fun things as well. My dad's side of the family is off to the beach to spend the Fourth of July holiday together, so we are headed out late tonight to make our way to Ocean Isle. I promise I will be a better blogger when I return. Everyone have a great holiday weekend!


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