Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer Bucket List

My bucket list is a bit extensive this summer. I have already knocked some things off of it. Since I have already finished my math centers which was priority number one, here is the rest of my to-do's...

1. Make as many anchor charts ahead of time as possible. Here are some that I have found on Pinterest that I will make ahead, laminate, and reuse year-after-year.

Good one Nonfiction anchor chart Questioning
bme Sequencing Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn in 1st Grade!: Whats Your Opinion?
2. I would also like to develop a plan for my writing block. I feel like I really need to work on how I teach writing. I know our school is working on everyone adopting a writing workshop format, but we really haven't had much direction and knowing me I always work best with a goal and plan in mind. I know that I am going to work on creating a writing process check-in chart to hang in my classroom.
3. Spend as much time with my baby as possible. I am dreading the thought of him going to a babysitter. He has changed so much in the last 7 weeks. I don't want to miss a thing.
Photo: :)  Photo: Someone likes looking at himself in the mirror.
4. Either find on TpT common core related learning objectives and I Can statements or create my own. Next year, we have to most objectives in our classroom. Of course I want mine to look super cute.
5. Create a space in my room where early finishers can have a place to find work to do. Last year I always said read a book. I got tired of saying it and they got tired of doing the same thing. (I was horrible. :( )
There's a short version of my list. :)


  1. Your little guy is so cute! I found your blog through the linky :)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  2. Your little one is so cute! My kiddos LOVED to go and read books when they were done this year. However, next year could be totally different! Love the idea of an area!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  3. I just started following your is so cute! But not nearly as cute as the little guy!!!! They change so quickly at that age! I took an amazing writing course a few years ago that really helped me...I can email you some info if you are interested.
    Have a great summer!
    Two Friends In First