Saturday, May 25, 2013

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List - I did this last year - and as I looked back to find the link for that {here it is, if you are interested - ha!} I realized I actually got all but one of those done last year. Yeah Me!

So this summer....What do I want to do??
1 I want to NOT worry/think/plan school stuff until at least after July 15. 

Blog Stalking and any other FUN stuff doesn't count. :)

2 That being said, I want to do two things - FIRST, I want to think through my math for at least the first 9 weeks. We made the move to Common Core last year, and our district gave us a curriculum map, but I felt like I was playing catch up all year long. We use a Houghton Mifflin math book, but our 2nd grade team decided not to purchase the student workbooks for next year. They have 6 workbooks, and to follow the district's guidelines, we were hopping all over in them and between them. Our principal has also purchased Mountain Math for us to use - so I want to explore that this summer.
SECOND, I want to have a calendar of things that I want to do with my kids through the year. For example, I really wanted to do a book study on Patricia Polacco books, but it just never happened. And at the end of each 9 weeks, I want us to look back and see what we've done so far - I've wanted to do this for 2 years, and it just doesn't happen. So I'm thinking I need a master calendar. {Of course, you might be saying, Duh, what teacher doesn't, but sometimes I’m slow.}

3 Exercise – 

why is it the last 2 weeks – or Gasp! the last month of school, exercising falls by the wayside? At least it does for me. So I want to get back into a routine.

I want to do some Pinterest crafts – or not pinterest, I don’t care. I used to be a crafty person, but I just haven’t done much of that lately. So I want to make some things – for me, for my house, for school, I don’t care – I just want to create!

I want to spend some time with this girl who is leaving in 90 days to go to college 6 hours away {yes, I’m such a dork, I counted how many days!}

How about you? What do you want to do this summer? To start my summer, we’re celebrating my daughter’s birthday today! What a great beginning! Happy Memorial Weekend to you! Sara


  1. Hi Sara!
    I don't think you are a dork at all counting the days! You are just a GREAT MOM! And I totally agree with you about NOT thinking about school until July 15. That sounds like a perfect plan. :) Love your blog!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  2. I'm with you on the crafts- I haven't done anything that isn't school related in months. Enjoy your time with your daughter! I'm a new follower.
    Still Teaching After All These Years