Friday, May 11, 2012

Summer Bucket List!

Hadar, Teri, and April are hosting a Summer Bucket List Linky! What fun!  We still have 20 days... but it is certainly going fast!

Here's a few things I'd LOVE to accomplish or find for the classroom this summer:

Find this storage thing to create this!  (and figure out what will go in each) :)

Reorganize my book shelf of read alouds to look more like this, but with my seasons/months/themes organization that I have them in....  It needs better dividers like in the picture! :)  (and of course, maybe throw some cutesy owls on there!!)

Create these!  ;)

And this!

I need to mentally prepare for school next year since our LA curriculum will now match the Common Core----and not to mention we will be getting another new math program-that matches the CCSS nicely.  And I think I am presenting (with my partner in crime) about the revised pacing and the new math program at an inservice in August before school starts?! 

And for the home summer bucket list......

1.  Use the 2 weeks I have off (before we leave) to PLAN PLAN PLAN our trip to:

(That my kids don't even know about yet!!! and might not know till we head to the airport!!!!  And who am I kidding?!  I already have it all planned out---for the most part.  Dinners, parks...  We went last year at that time and I had planned quite well, being that it was close to a holiday week-we waited no longer than 10 minutes for any ride!!!  But-that's a lot of pressure for a repeat trip---on our own this time!  But, I do need to pack, which takes quite the planning...)

2.  Enjoy my boys.  I'd love to say sleep-----but they are up at the crack of dawn...  and that's on good days!!!!!!!   

3.  Organize our basement to have a workspace area for all the junk art supplies that my kids have acquired through the last 6 years-and to give my 6 year old a space where he might actually have to do homework at!  gasp!  So-really this number should just be a TRIP TO IKEA!!!!  (with a big truck?!)

4.  Maybe find time to read.... to catch up on the crazes out there right now.  I'm really behind on everything.  I need to read the Hunger Games.  (At least I've read the Twilight books-so I'm not THAT far behind)....  

5.  And I would just love to fill my summer bucket with sand........   I can hear the beach calling my name.  (Or is it me screaming my kids' names....  ah, either way-the beach always makes me happy-whether I can actually relax, or if I'm chasing kids in or out of the water or off other people's blankets...  or away from the seagulls... etc... etc.) :)

Ahhhhhhh..... summer.  It's so close, yet so far away!  There's so much to do before it comes!  Testing, personal day, field trip.... "fun" days.....  headaches, exhaustion...

Head over to Teri's site to check out all the other great bucket lists!  My list is just going to keep on growing and growing!  :) 



  1. I got the organizing thing at Lowes and I LOVE it! Mine doesn't look that cute but I never have to search for anything anymore. It's awesome in my room.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. Hey girl! Thanks for linking up!! :) I want to do the name/highlighter bucket, too! Adding it to the list!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Yes! I love the highlighter/name bucket! I can't tell you what a pet peeve that is! I gotta do that too!! Have fun with the kiddos! Thanks for linking up.


  4. Okay I am obsessed with the hand sanitizer bathroom pass! what a genius idea!!!! hahah! Great list!


  5. What a great list! I love the organized storage!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  6. I need to do the highlighter thing! I only have 12 kids this year and I know all of their handwriting like the back of my hand... but next year I'll have 18 and I don't want to use my energy trying to figure out whose paper is whose!! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  7. Great lists! I am a new follower.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  8. Great Lists! I am a new follower.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  9. You have a great list! I am doing the paint stirrers for sure!
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Come by & visit!

  10. Hand sanitizer as a bathroom pass...Awesome. I am a new follower.

    April @

  11. Great list!! How wonderful for your boys to surprise them with a trip to Disney!! I did that once with my girls. I took them to Kauai and didn't tell them where we were going 'til we got to the airport!! They were so excited!!

    Surfin' Through Second

  12. What an amazing surprise for your boys!! Enjoy!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  13. I think the bathroom pass is a great idea!
    Apples and ABC's

  14. I love the highlighter idea. How exciting to plan a surprise trip. I just got back from a brief weekend trip. My husband had to work our Charter School's State Science Fair so we made a little weekend out of it. I love your list. I'm definitely a new follower.

    The Teacher's Backpack


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