5/28/13

Linkys: Next School Year and Summer Bucket List

With 21 more days of school to go, you better believe I am not thinking about summer and next year. Linking up with Kim from Finding JOY in 6th Grade and Teri, Hadar, and April from A Cupcake for the Teacher, Miss Kindergarten, and A Modern Teacher is so much more exciting right now than sharing my classroom happenings over the last week. But I apologize in advance because here I go again trying to fit several linkys into one HUGE post.

Here is Kim's linky.

I "used" Reader's, Writer's and Math Notebooks this year...but not nearly as frequently or meaningfully as I should have. Between Pinterest/TpT/TN I think that I will be all set in terms of ideas for next year, I just need to myself use them regularly. 

Blogging and Instagram have made me a bit of a better picture-taker this year, but I still forget to take pictures most of the time. Between blogging pictures and wanting to use pictures in end-of-the-year projects, I realize just how frequently I SHOULD be taking pictures. 

This year the only real research projects that we did were biographies and animals. With CCSS, I know I should be doing more, and the kiddos actually really enjoyed both projects. It is now going to be a matter of fitting them in somewhere throughout the year. 

The printables that come with our reading series are not the greatest, so I really want to buckle-down and make some of my own units to align with our reading series and CCSS to get my kiddos thinking! 

Clearly writing mile-long posts once-a-week isn't working out too well; I must post more frequently and not so long in the future. 

Here is Teri's, Hadar's, and April's linky.



1. Get to the beach. 
**I was so hoping to get to the beach over the long weekend, but Mother Nature had other plans for New England. This coming weekend looks great so far ::knock on wood:: so hopefully I will get a beach day in!
2. Create some TpT items. My store is itty-bitty and definitely needs to grow this summer. 
3. Organize everything that I have created/purchased/downloaded this year into standards based binders. 
4. Relax, see friends, go to country concerts, have F-U-N! :o)

3 comments:

Just Wild About Teaching said...

Picture are a definite!! I use to not take as much but it's def makes your blog posts more interesting. =)

I'm your newest follower, drop by.

Just Wild About Teaching

The Social Student Teacher said...

I love interactive notebooks, and I think the kiddos learn so much from doing them. I have found a ton of great ways to use them on Pinterest and from other bloggers.

Enjoy your summer, from your newest follower :)
- Kendra
The Social Student Teacher

Bethany McClure said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a beach trip planned this summer too! I wish I were there now! I am also working on growing my TpT store. Good luck with yours! Happy Summer!

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