Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ten Things - Summer

My friend at Mrs. Bartel's School Family posted that she was doing a list of things she wanted to do this summer, and linking up to Mrs. Jump. Sounds like a plan to me. I'm late to the party, but here I go!

1 - Spend some time with College Girl. 

Yea, I'm so glad she's home for the summer. I keep trying to talk her into staying next year, but I don't think I'm getting very far.

2 - Sleep, snooze, rest up. I'm so tired. {Isn't this the lament of every teacher at this time of year??} I am pretty sleep deprived, and it's a little hard to think straight when I'm this tired. 

3 - Ack! This is so scary! 

 Our basement has become a dumping ground for everything we're not using. So starting next Saturday, it is super clean the basement week. One week and we're done! {Whether we're done or not, we're quitting! I'm hoping we get a lot done!}

3 - Painting projects - A couple years ago, College Girl painted her room in sort of a graffiti style.

It's pretty cool, but she's ready to move on. So we're going to paint her room and the living room that hasn't been painted since we moved in - a long time ago!  
4 - Mother's Day present - a Kindle {I have NO idea what this Ham book is - and I'm most certainly not endorsing it - lol!} I've gotten some freebie books, or daily special books and snatched those up - so I've got plenty to read. I'm in the middle of one called Chocolate Beaches that I'm enjoying - but I'll admit, it's pretty easy reading.
5 - Love to spend time outside in my garden, just watering or looking, or tending. 

6 - Math - {again, this is a repeat goal from last year. Hmm, what's up with that?}
Our district is changing curriculum to Engage NY. I don't know how closely we are going to be asked to follow it - it's pretty scripted. My friend, Mrs. Bartel, used it this year and liked it. So, I'm trying to keep an open mind. I want to continue to push my kids to get their math facts - ack, if they can't do those, how do they move on to multiplication facts. I bought this:
Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction: Strategies, Activities, and Interventions to Move Students Beyond Memorization
Before I knew about the Engage NY. I'm hoping I can still use it.

7 - We're heading to Vancouver for a family vacation. I'm wanting to do some research to see what are the "have to do's" there. Any suggestions, any one?

8 - Play my piano - I'm working on a little bit harder song - so I need to practice. Yikes, can I believe I've said that? Practice??

9 - Some crafting with my girl - gotta do some of those Pinterest projects LOL

10 -
I think this chair is just calling my name.

Well, that's a start. I'll have to check in August to see how I've done. 
{Apparently I can't even count to 10, as I have two number 3s. I tell ya, I'm TIRED!}


  1. You're going to be busy. Number 10 looks especially tempting.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Tammy I've spent a little time out there almost every evening. I'm loving it! Sara

  2. Looks like a fabulous summer! Enjoy it all (your flowers are beautiful, I have a dislike for gardening, but love looking at someone else's handiwork).


    1. Oh, I love my flowers, Alyce. But I think it's fine to enjoy them without the work :)