Hadar, Teri, and April are having such a cool linky party--My Summer Bucket List!! There's nothing I love more than dreaming of those long, hot, lazy days where I can plan and create to my heart's content! I have a bit of time 'til I get there (28 days for the students, 29 for the teachers) but that's ok, it's fun to dream!
Usually, I get carried away with classroom design, but I'm going to try and curb that a tiny bit this summer. I'd like to keep things balanced, so here's the plan...
I really enjoyed the black and whites with brights color scheme we had this past year and my students enjoyed it as well (which is more important, right?), so I think I will keep with that. Mostly...I'd like to tweak some things...
I think my math games and manipulatives closet will have to be repurposed...I'm going to find a different way to store my math items now that I've decluttered down to practically nothing!! Thanks to Jodi, from Clutterfree Classroom, I am down to the bare essentials!!
I adore my round labels, but I might alter them a bit to match the room scheme a bit more...I have a few ideas rolling around. Most importantly, I need to finish organizing my classroom library, I'm about 3/4 through and it's an impossible task (for me) to complete during the school year. So I am determined to finish it this summer!
This is the really big thing I want to work on. I tend to work on classroom design and organization a lot over the summer, and plan during the school year. Since I have many things the way I would like (finally) within my classroom, I am going to work on planning out my year more than I ever have before.
I would like to have some resources all printed out and set up for the major units we cover through the year. This will involve plenty of blog-stalking (YAY!) and printable-making (and sharing of course!). I plan to have them sorted into those drawers I use for my units (I need to weed through them and get rid of some really old things I no longer use before school is out).
Blog DesigningOne of my most favorite activities--I can't wait!! (this is my good friend, Mor's blog--I think you all know of her fabulousness!)...
Vacationing!!!My mom, my sister, and I began a weekly tradition of visiting the beach (it's about 40 minutes away, so we're pretty lucky). I can't wait to read on the beach! And I have a couple of vacations already planned out. This was a long year (not because of my class, they are just lovely, it was just BUSY) and I plan to relax and regroup so I can be the best possible teacher for my students next year. :)
So, what are you up to this summer? Join in with these lovely ladies and share your summer plans!
A very Happy Mother's Day to all of the sweet moms out there and to all of you teacher-moms who take care of your precious students each day!