Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Summer Bucket List

I made a bucket list for last summer.

Last year I started it in April when I found out I was switching grades. I participated in two book studies and was all about getting ready for first grade!

Right now, I'm sitting at home. My first day of summer vacation and I have yet to make a list.

I'm not switching grades. I will be moving rooms. And I have not been motivated to make a list.

But it is time. I do not want to fritter away my lazy days. What if I don't get enough done?

So bring on the list making...

Thanks to Teri @ A Cupcake for the Teacher, Hadar @ Miss Kindergarten, and April @ A Modern Teacher I have a place to link my list.

Let's think about this in terms of categories...

1. At home...
* clean each room (thoroughly)
* organize the downstairs room (where all my teaching stuff finds a summer home)
* purge my things (not husbands or kids--they would have a fit) and donate

2. For my family...
* be consistent with meals and the shopping
* be consistent with laundry (during the school year my wonderful husband does it, but now it's summer, and I take the job back)

3. For myself...
* read novels, just for fun
* exercise regularly
* find something to do creatively 

4. With my family...
* baseball and basketball games for my boys
* travel to IN to see my parents
* swimming pool

5. For school...
* create a master plan for the school year with my teaching buddies (this makes me so happy)
* create some data sheets that I can use next year
* travel to MN for the National Ag in the Classroom conference
* attend two days of LETRs training

6. For church...
* be the point person for our photo directory sessions (in June and July) and then create the directory (someone thought I would be good at this because I write a blog, they may be sorry when they see the finished product!)

No "official" book study this summer. But I may read Mosaic of Thought with my buddy and we will have many informal discussions on our way to and from MN, as well as when we gather to create our "master plan" for next year.

Happy summer everyone. May you relax and do things that you don't have time for when school is in session!
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  1. I love your bucket list! It sounds a lot like mine! I need to be more consistent with the shopping and meal planning too. We eat out way to much! I hope to do better with this while we are at home this summer. We'll see how long it lasts!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. I'm glad I found some FUN on your list! It looked like it was going to be all business... laundry, clean each room, consistent with meals, blah, blah, blah.... lol. I know those are important! But so are: baseball/basketball, novels, trips to IN! Glad you remembered the fun! Happy Summer my friend!

  3. Sounds like you have a fun and relaxing summer planned! I want to work on being more consistent with meals, also, and definitely make them healthier!
    Still Teaching After All These Years

  4. I think packing up your whole room is just about as bad as changing grades. We've had to do that twice. You have a great list. Hope it's a productive summer! Sara


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