Saturday, May 25, 2013

Summer Bucket List Linky

Time to link up with Hadar (Miss Kindergarten), Teri (A Cupcake for the Teacher), and April (A Modern Teacher) for their Summer Bucket List Linky Party!

This post could have some serious length, so in the interest of saving you an entire afternoon, I'll narrow this down to my top 3 me and top 3 class bucket list items. 

Here we go.

For me:

1. Visit Hearst Castle
It might not happen this summer with husband's government furlough days, but I'd love to see this place. 

2. Get a massage
My husband got me a gift certificate for Mother's Day. I'm notorious for letting those types of things just sit around or expire. Not this time. Relaxation here I come!


3. Play with my kids!!
I can get so wrapped up in MY bucket list that I don't spend as much 1 on 1 time as I should with my kiddos. This year I'm letting them create their bucket list of things they want to do with Mom (and Dad, on the weekends) and we're going to have a blast checking them off!!

My Pinspiration:
For school:

1. Revitalize my math and reading lessons. Last year I focused on spelling, writing, science, and history. There is still work to be done in those areas, but math and reading is taking center stage this year. Here are some inspirations...

Writing about math and documenting what you've learned. 

 click here to purchase
Guided Math. Great book! Read it last summer and I'm ready to implement some of these great ideas.  
 click here to purchase
CAFE and Daily 5. Not sure how this will look in real life for my class, but I love the concept and will be meeting with a small group of teachers over the summer to work out the details.  

2. Come up with an easy way to manage pencils in my classroom. It will probably start with buying this:

Midnight Black

and then implementing something like this:

 (duck tape to keep pencils from disappearing)

combined with something like this:

3. Read lots and lots of children's books.

 Image of Childrens Books 

My #1 summer goal: Don't be SO busy that I don't enjoy the things that matter most!!

Go link up with these lovely ladies and share your summer bucket list. If you don't have a blog to share, leave a comment. I'd love to know what you all have up your sleeve for the summer!  


  1. Your bucket list sounds a lot like mine! I really want one of those pencil sharpeners too. I might just break down and buy one! Found you through the linky. I'm a new follower!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. I like the last thing on your list. Sometimes we get so busy, we forget that! Have a great summer! Sara

  3. I found you through the link...and I am glad I did! I am now following you.I love the idea of having my kids create the bucket list. Thanks!
    Two Friends In FIrst

  4. Thanks Karen! I'll have to swing by and check out your list. I hope your summer is great too, Sara. Hey, Kheila, thanks for commenting. I'll have to go check our your first grade friends :)