May 24, 2014

My Summer Bucket List

I'm linking up with the one and only Deanna to share my summer bucket list with you.  We still have 9 days of fun and learning, but we are in the single digits!

No joke, I will be sad to see this school year come to an end.  Summer is sweet though. :)

1.  Spend some time with these two ridiculously cute kids.

2.  Go to VEGAS baby!

I'm still not 100% sure I will get to go, but I so want to.  I'm praying it will happen!  The I Teach K! conference will provide me with so many learning opportunities.

3.  Present, present, present!

My district has a big conference on the Indiana Department of Education's Summer of eLearning tour.  I'm presenting four or five (I can't remember) sessions there.  My best friend and I are also presenting in Danville, IN at the Couch Conference.  We are presenting on best practices for integrating technology into an elementary classroom.  I looked at the other presenters….  We are presenting alongside the author of Teach Like a Pirate?!?!  That doesn't even seem possible.  I am excited, nervous, and still somewhat in disbelief that they asked us to present!  It will be an amazing opportunity.

4.  Attend ISTE in Atlanta

My district is sending me to ISTE this summer!  I'm hoping to walk away with some fantastic ideas for technology integration since we will be going 1:1 next year.  It will be a great time!

5.  Build my TPT store

I love TPT.  I'm hoping this summer will give me the chance to make some great products for my classroom and classroom teachers from all over the place.

6.  Work from home as much as possible

Last summer, I did a complete classroom renovation.  I painted, reupholstered, changed themes… You name it.  I adore my classroom so much, that I'm going to try to stay out of there as much as possible.  Of course, I will have to go back in around the end of July to work on next year, but it will be nice to be able to stay home a little bit more.

7.  Take a mini-vacation

My family will be going to Disney over Fall Break in October, but I hope we are able to make at least one sort-of vacation away from the great state of Indiana.  We go to Nashville at least three times a year, and we have yet to go this year!  I'm hoping at least a weekend trip will happen!

8.  Paint my entire house

Sounds like nothing, but it needs to be done!  When we moved in, the house was amazingly decorated. We literally had to paint one room.  Seven years later, it's needing some attention.  Maybe summer will let me get that done?

9.  Not kill my flowers :)

I'll admit, I have two black thumbs.  This is the longest my ferns and potted flowers have lived.  Sad, but true.  I'm hoping this summer I can remember to water them!

10.  REST

No joke, this summer will be one to rest.  Any kindergarten teacher can understand.  This sums it up:

There you have it.  I'm hoping it will be a laid-back summer full of fun with my kids and getting things done.  As you can see, teachers may get the summer off, but we still work!  Quite a few of my bucket list items revolve around professional work.  Before you know it, we will be talking back to school!

Now head back to Deanna's blog and check out more summer bucket lists!


  1. I almost got a little sick thinking of the first days of Kindergarten...not going to lie. Your little babes are so cute! Hoping to see you in Vegas!!!!

  2. sounds like a fun filled summer! I would love to visit Nashville! :) new follower!


  3. I love your list! I definitely plan on doing a lot of resting too :-)

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

  4. I hope you get to go to Vegas too!! I'd love to meet you there! This will be my first time at I Teach K! and I'm super excited for the conference and meeting everyone! Have a great summer! :)

    Keepin It Krazy

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