Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Starts!

This week has been all about the summer solstice. We made it through a long winter in New England, and the warmth and sun are certainly reasons to celebrate! Everyone has those certain things they do to kick off the sunny season, so here are a few of our summertime favorites! Enjoy. :)

In the time when things expand, and worlds bubble to life, magic abounds." 

We always know summer's just around the corner when Harry Potter takes over Professor Robinson's classroom. The party is always a blast, and we know Fred and George would be proud.

This year, the winner of the Harry Potter trivia game was RAVENCLAW! Congratulations, smarty pants. ;)

Here are a few summery pictures to get you in the mood. :) 

And, love from the animals...
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  1. Oh my goodness! The bunny is adorable! Love the pictures!

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    1. Cherie- Thanks! :) Alice is a cutie. ~Jess

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  2. Great shots! I love that you do that for your students--so cool!!

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    1. Meradeth- Thanks! We have lots of fun throwing the HP party and planning the festivities. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  3. Great way to end the school year and encourage summer reading! Love the bunny. Too cute.

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    1. Thanks, Rosi! Hopefully lots of summer reading is happening. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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    2. Rosi- We have a blast at the party and it hopefully gets them reading over the summer. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  4. Your classroom is a magical place. I wish I could be there and have a shot at wearing that brilliant "Sorting Hat."

    Here's to summer and roses and kitties on the lawn and dogs who know how to live the life!

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    1. Lee- Thanks so much! We wish you could have been there to get sorted too. :)

      Here's hoping you have a magical summer too! ~Stephanie and Jess

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  5. Yeah, hating you a little bit, lol :D Jk. <3 But so jealous! I need summer too :'( Live near the top of Norway, and we are having RAIN. And just 4C outside :( It is heartbreaking. Brrr. I need warmer weather, hih. Anyway. Amazing post :D I love all the pictures. <3 Hope you all have an amazing summer :)

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    1. Carina- We hope the rain goes away soon and that you get weather that seems more summerlike. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. ~Stephanie and Jess

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  6. I'm definitely in a summer mood now, thanks to you, Jess. Love the pics. From the weather news, sounds like you are enjoying an early summer. Good.

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    1. Joylene- Glad we helped put you in the summer mood. :) We are having a wonderful summer so far! Hope you are too! ~Stephanie and Jess

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  7. Like Joylene, I'm feeling a bit more summery now. :) The weather here says summer too, without a doubt. Flowers are blooming and fresh local produce will be in abundance soon. Thanks for sharing your summery-ness with us! :)

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    1. Karen- Yeah for summer! So fabulous to see summer everywhere and all of the great things it brings with it. Fresh produce is one of the best parts! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  8. I love your last day activities and the summery photos!

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    1. Thanks, Patty! ~Stephanie and Jess

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  9. Happy Summer, Jess and Stephanie and all the bunnies and cats and dogs! Also, Stephanie, congratulations on your new role in school ~ a media specialist sounds very cool. What a way to bring in important messages and causes to the children ~

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    1. Claudine- Hope you are having nice weather too! :)

      I am so excited for my new role. I am going to have a blast being the new media specialist at my school. Lots to learn! :)
      ~Stephanie

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  10. Oh what great photos! Love the bunny pic. So dang cute!

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    1. Anna- Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  11. The Harry Potter party looks like so much fun!!! I wish school had been that fun when I was young. I think we just had parties with cupcakes and such. If we were lucky, we got to watch a movie.

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    1. Stephanie- The party was so much fun. We aren't allowed to have any food- but luckily we can find ways to make it exciting without the treats. We used to be able to have candy and "Witches Brew" at the party- but now kids can only bring their own food. Definitely a blast to celebrate a wonderful story. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  12. Love the pics! Having a Harry Potter Day would be awesome! :)

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    1. Jemi- Thanks! HP Day was definitely a ton of fun! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  13. Happy summer to all, I hope the sun keeps shining for you. School was never that much fun when I went!

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    1. Barbara- Happy summer to you too! Thanks for your sweet comment. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  14. How completely adorable, and I love that hat! Have a great week! :)

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    1. Lexa- Thanks! The hat talks too. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  15. These are just *wonderful* images! I love that so many have a violet cast.

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    1. Suze- Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed them. Isn't a violet cast nice and magical? :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  16. Love the classroom...it's amazing! Great photo's and I love the animals, especially the adorable bunny. Good job!

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    1. Anna- Thanks! We are so happy to have summer here. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  17. Oh my gosh....want to be in that classroom. And thanks for the pics--love them all (esp. fan and dog, lol). Happy Summer!

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    1. Deb- We love that you enjoyed the pictures. :) Yeah for summer! ~Stephanie and Jess

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  18. I'm loving those photos. And of course, seeing all those adorable creatures has made Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, lick the screen. Makes it difficult to see what I'm typing :)

    Here's to a fabulous summer, my friend.

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary- We can picture Penny the Jack Russell Modest Internet Superstar licking the screen. :) Happy summer to you, too! ~Stephanie and Jess

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  19. Coolest classroom and teacher EVER!

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    1. Kelly- Thanks! :) You are so sweet! ~Stephanie

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  21. Whoops, I somehow managed to click on delete, will try again. (Sighs) If only all of my school lessons had been this inspirational.

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    1. Tracy- Thanks for rewriting your message! We had such fun creating the HP party. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  22. Summer... the best time of the year. You've reminded me tat I need to reread the HP book soon. I need some of that HP magic in my life again. I'm more of a Hufflepuff girl but good for the Ravenclaws on winning the trivia.

    Haha (: ~ That dog reminds me of my own. They would be lavishing in the shade with a fan in their face for sure.

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    1. Adriana- We love summer and are so excited it is here. Longer days! Yeah! I hope you get to reread HP soon. It is such an amazing feeling to dive into the story and have the magic surround you. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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