Feeling Better and Summer Reading

I just want to thank everyone for all the sweet comments, you're such a great bunch!!  I woke up this morning feeling miserable again, but I just couldn't spend another day in the house! So I got dressed and combed my hair for the first time since Friday, rounded up my girls and headed out to run some errands.

I posted on my FB page that I was looking for a new laminator to get started on some summer projects.  Everyone pointed me toward the Scotch brand and I had every intention on getting it, but...

this little baby was only $20 at Costco and it comes with 100 laminating sheets in different sizes! I hope it works well:)) If not Costco has a great return policy.  After I found this we hit Target and Walmart and I also picked up some cute Duct tape. Don't know what I will use it for yet, but I had to have it:)

The girls and I had some lunch, grabbed a Slurpee...(have you tried the sugar-free Mango?? it's really yummy:)) then stopped by the post office to pick up a package I have been waiting for:)

So my summer reading begins!!  I decided I should link up and share what I will be attempting to get through this summer.  The Clutter-Free Classroom is having this linky and a contest!

So along with these new books I have a pile here at home that I need also get to.

Love these, but need to go through and highlight and add sticky notes

I have Photoshop Elements and there is so much to it, I need to know more!!

And these have been sitting by my bed for months...I think you can see the
mark on the first one that I used as a coaster...

Have you read any of these?  They are a bit old, but I don't really keep up on newer releases.  I love reading all genres, especially historical fiction. I just finished the Hunger Games, and may have to get through the rest of the series as well. We'll see... 

On a final note, I found this cute little card in my mailbox when I got home, along with some yummy smelling handmade soap.  It was from one of my students. I guess he forgot to give it to me on the last day of school:)  I think some teacher's would be a little nervous that students know where they live, lol, but I have known his family for many years:)
So now after this long day of running around I am wiped out!! I always seem to have energy to blog though;)  Maybe it's the coffee...


  1. Glad you are feeling better ! I have not read any of those books but they look like an interesting mix. I just finished Cutting for Stone and loved it. Most of my students know where I live (small town) and the Rotary Trail runs past my house so I see some familiar little faces from time to time "we saw you in your pj's watering your flowers Mrs. Filek"......

    1. I will have to check out Cutting for Stone;) I hope they were cute pj's:)

  2. I have all your books but one!! Ha ha. We seem to have the same reading tastes.
    Glad you're feeling a bit better.
    take care.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  3. Sorry that you are still not feeling well! I am going to read The Daily Five again too this summer, and I am also going to read Literacy Work Stations but for the first time. Will you let us know if the Differentiated Small Group Reading Lessons is good? I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Delighted in Second

    1. I will Jennifer, so far it looks like it has some good info!

  4. I've read Me Talk Pretty - it was good! :)

  5. I just got that Differentiated Small Group Reading Lessons as a $1 e-book, so it's on my reading list now, as well. And, mmm, mango slurpee. . .


  6. First of all... I am jealous you live in Hawaii- a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I can tell by your post you are going to be a very busy book worm this summer. But I guess you need a lot of books as you soak up the sun! ENJOY! :)
    I have yet to plan my summer "to-do" list as we are not out of school until next Friday! (North Carolina)

    1. Thanks Gretchen! I love North Carolina, it's so pretty:) Good luck in your last few weeks of school. You'll be laying around reading before you know it;)

  7. I bought the same laminator two weeks ago and I LOVE it! Works fantastic! Hope you enjoy it too!

  8. Hey Corinna! I just found your blog through Wolfelicous's list and became your newest follower! I teach 2nd too :) Are you planning on implementing Daily 5 next year? I wanted to do it this year, but I was unable to. Being a first year teacher surrounded by other teachers who had never heard of it (can you believe that??), I found it way to challenging to attempt alone. I'm hoping to really set up a plan this summer and get it going next school year! I hope you have a wonderful night :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  9. I hope you kick your cold ASAP! It looks like you will be one busy girl this summer!! I totally feel ya on the never being too tired to blog. 45 minutes ago I was falling asleep on the couch. I came upstairs and have been blogging ever since. Ha! Have a good one!

    Primarily Speaking

    1. Hahahaha! It's amazing how quickly an hour goes by when you start reading blogs! Much better today thank you:) I am heading out to surf tomorrow no matter what!!

  10. I think it would be fun to learn to surf. The Contstant Princess. I never quite got around to reading the Poisonwood Bible. Happy surfing!
    April @ The Idea Backpack


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