Happy First Week Out of School!
If you are out, that is.
I am linking up with Deanna Jump at Mrs. Jump's Class for a look at what I want to do this summer!
I'm a reader, y'all. Always have been. It is normal for me to read every morning and every evening. This summer I am prepared! I made a trip to Hoover about a month ago and came away from my favorite store with an armload of books.
I have already read two of those in that stack and started the third one two days ago. I also have about 10 books on my Nook that I will tackle.
Most exciting thing though is this:
That is Book 8 in the series and it will be for sale on June 10th. Spectacular book series. My fav!
2. Do something just for me every week!
First up is a visit to the chiropractor. I know that is pretty lame, but he does make my back feel better!
Second on my ME list is a facial.
That's the place I go to for facials! It's an awesome little salon in my town called "The French Door". (The owner's last name is French!)
After the facial I am shopping for a new computer!! Very excited about this!
3. Finish watching two shows I have DVRed.
One is my favorite of all time:
It's a two-hankie show and I love it. Beautifully written and I swear those folks are real family.
I also need to watch the final 6 episodes of "Lost"! (Boy, am I behind on that one!)
I have a notebook full of things to finish.
I enjoy every minute of it, however. It has been so much fun to create and offer things to others through TpT! I am also updating things in my store- like making thumbnails square:
I am also adding my button to product covers!
It's really easy to make those covers square, by the way!
5. Design a Plan Book!
Okay, so last summer I ordered one of those expensive planners from a well-known company. I did love it, but.......
I only teach Science.
I don't need all those extra pages of things like graph paper, check off lists, and lesson grids.
I need something specific for teaching three grade levels and only science to those three grades. I need a way to keep up with where each class got to in the activity. So, I am going to design my own planner!
6. Sew Curtains!
Last summer I decided I needed to cover the windows in the lab I use for my classroom. The playground is right outside my lab and I knew I needed a way to block the vision of curious students.
There's a before and after.
The problem came with the windows OVER the door. Sunlight streams in through those little windows so brightly ALL DAY that we cannot work. So I covered them with scrapbook paper.
This summer I am going to get the same fabric and make little strips I can thread onto tension rods and insert there.
7. Plan for STEM Changes!
Last summer I planned for STEM activities.
I spent enormous amounts of time finding and inventing STEM tasks and challenges.
So, before school starts I am going to plan for things that went wrong this year that I didn't think about until it was too late:
Like......I need a lab discipline plan!
That's not my clip chart, but I NEED ONE!
So, that is just one of the things on my list to make for my lab!
8. Clean out my storage room!
It's one room in our upstairs space that we have always used just for storage- mainly because some things we store cannot get too hot or they will ruin (like skis). This little room is cooled and heated. BUT IT NEEDS WORK!
One good thing...that really large pile of stuff in boxes in the front is all my third grade teacher items that I will be hauling to my daughter's new classroom! SOON!
And I have to do this because otherwise I will have wasted these cute shoes:
I am going to volunteer at the Animal Shelter this summer. Not sure what that will entail (pun intended), but at least a few times I am going to go and pet the cats.
Here's my precious cat that I rescued from the animal shelter two years ago:
Well, that's my summer Bucket List! What's on yours?