Beach on my Brain!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

So I must say that I have been MAJORLY "slack-a-lackin" in the school department. I have let summer sweep me off my feet! Hah! ... And it's been very hard to be motivated to get moving on school work. 
This is BAD. BAD. BAD. 
...because with the new common core standards and with no textbook series I have MUCH to do. I have been working on some school stuff this morning but my mind keeps wondering and my mouse keeps clicking on non-teaching related things. Anyone else having this problem? I said this a few posts ago, but I need to map out my teacher related necessities on a calendar so I can make sure I get them all done!

Being beach OBSESSED, I knew I had to link up with Across the Hall in 2nd for her favorite things (beach edition) linky. Man... just thinking about the things I take to the beach makes me want to pack up and hit the road... its only a 4 hour drive. I could be there by early afternoon! 

Okay... on to my must haves...

1) Beach chair.
I like the kind of chair that sits you nice and close to the sand. It also needs to recline and have a cup holder. Hah! It also needs a strap to make it easy to carry back and forth to the beach. Gosh, I didn't realize how picky I am with my beach chairs! hah!
2) Sunscreen.
As much as a I wish I could tan, I can't. This means I am constantly applying sunscreen out of fear of getting burnt to a crisp.

3) A Cooler... Oh, and a koozie is a definite must have!

4) Jams and a good read.
No beach trip is complete without some fun tunes to listen to and a good book to read. I won a cute little radio at my 5th grade class auction that still accompanies me to the beach every summer. This radio  15 years old and is still going strong! Hah!
(This is my actual radio... isn't it cute? Hah!)

I know I am stating the obvious, but friends really are a beach necessity!

My beach necessity list could go on and on!
Other honorable mentions include:
A hat, an umbrella, a paddleball set, a super cute cover-up, and of course you need sunglasses!

What are your beach must-haves? I know I had to miss something important!

Okay, now that I've got beach on the brain, it is back to my school work. I am determined to get something accomplished today... unless I decide to load up and head to the beach (oh, so tempting!)! hah!


  1. I'd have to drive about 9 hours or so to get to the beach. 4 sounds much more doable. Good luck with your school work, but I hope you can make it to the beach soon too!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I linked up with Across the Hall in 2nd. I love your necessities for the beach. I haven't really thought about taking a radio! I am a new follower. :-)


  3. I love your chevron cooler! Where did you get it??

    1. I got the bag from a school fundraiser. We used a company called Mixed Bag Designs. They have the CUTEST stuff. I was in charge of the fundraiser and it was great because the items were so cute they pretty much sold themselves!

  4. I am much further from the beach than 4 hours so I'm jealous already! :) Good luck getting your teacher things done. I totally understand being swept away by summer! :)


  5. Thank you so much for coming over and joining my blog too! I appreciate it SO much! I am also always looking for new third grade friends! :)

    Love your beach post. I would love a day at the beach, and that chair you described sounds perfect! Love the pink chevron cooler too! :)


  6. I'd love to hang out with you on the have all the good stuff! Thanks so much for linking up!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade