School's Out! (and an upcoming linky party...)

YAY!!! I love, love, love my job, but there is nothing quite like summer vacation!!!! 

We just finished our last day of school yesterday and all I have now is a lovely clean slate (shown above). 

And a pretty organized (for me) packed-up classroom..

And a very obvious storage container problem...

(there's more in hiding, in a closet). I'm impressed my arms could stack the containers that high. I'm pretty tired today. But totally elated!! And ready to blog away!

To celebrate, I'm throwing a little party. It's based on a linky I had last year, my Classroom Shopping Linky Party. It was so much fun to see what everyone was buying, so I thought I would try it again!

This time, I will be hosting a Summer Shopping party, one for each month of summer. The party for June will begin tomorrow evening. If you'd like to join in, just blog away about your latest teaching finds and swing by here to link up! 

I can't wait to catch with everyone soon!! How I've missed teachingblogland!


  1. Sounds like fun Kristen! Congratulations on making it to summer!

    Swimming into Second

  2. Happy summer to you, sweet friend!!!!!

    I too have a storage container hoarding problem. :)

  3. Yay summer! I think the containers are a universal teacher problem!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. Those baskets are hilarious. I just bought 6 MORE at Michael's yesterday. I think I have a problem.

    Love the idea for the linky, but I'm embarrassed about how much I've bought. Maybe airing my dirty laundry will be therapy :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  5. Your storage container problem picture made me laugh out loud!! I love it!!!

  6. When I was packing up my old classroom and getting ready to move into my current one, I couldn't believe how many baskets/containers I had. You're not the only one with the container obsession!

    Looking forward to the linky party :)

    How Cute Is This!

  7. Oooo, what a fun linky party! I can't wait :)

    Happy Summer!!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  8. Your room looks so tidy! The linky party sounds great!

  9. YAY! Kristen is finally out of school!
    Summer can begin!
    If those baskets are from Really Good Stuff, my baskets and your baskets could meet up for their own party...
    SO happy for your freedom!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  10. I'm your newest follower! I just awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up! :)

    Teachin' Little Texans

  11. Oh gosh I'm so ready for this linky! My local teacher store had a sale this weekend and I couldn't resist!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  12. oh my....I"m not so sure that's a smart linky to have...for my, no, it realy is! love it! can't wait for it! :)

  13. YAY for school being out!!

    The other teachers in my school just laugh at me and my closet-the one that has all of the storage containers! A whole closet devoted to them. :)


  14. Yay! I'm so excited about this linky party!!

  15. LOVE the linky idea. Also, I'm pretty sure we have the same compulsion to purchase brightly colored containers.


  16. WOW ! Someone who actually finished school after I did :) Happy summer!!

    To The Square Inch


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