Saturday, May 24, 2014

Top Ten Things to do this Summer!

Today is my first official day of summer vacation!
It seems like the year flew, especially after Spring Break!
Hello, summer!

Sweet Deanna Jump decided she would make a list of ten things she wanted to actually DO this summer, and I think that's a great idea, so here goes:

I really, really want to do these things in the next 10 weeks!


 School Stuff First!

 1) I want to find some new chapter books to introduce to my firsties next year.
I'd like to find at least 3 new books, so...
I'll be reading some kiddo chapter books this summer.
I'm taking suggestions, by the way!


 2) I also plan to read a few "Teacher" books.
These are on my shelf right now.
http://amzn.to/1kzRylP

http://amzn.to/1kzRDWP

Ready to reread this one! My favorite!!
http://amzn.to/S3zciw



3)  For the first time, we had to turn in our keys for summer.
Well, until July anyway.
When July comes, I plan to spend one week working on my classroom then letting it go.
"Let it go!" "Let it go!" Singing that song to remind me!



4) I plan to update several products in my TpT store this summer.
Goodness, some of them are overdue! 
 Okay, not this one. I really like this one!


5) Hopefully, I'll be moving these two into their new home.
My parents just sold their house (my childhood home)
and are in the process of house hunting right now!
Scary and exciting!
 They are just so cute!


6) I plan to read some big girl books, too!
Can't wait to dig into some of these books on my Pinterest board
http://www.pinterest.com/llmartin1/books-are-good-for-the-soul/



7) I want to spend a few days in my pjs doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
Hopefully rainy days. Is that terrible??



8) Next month, I'm getting together with my best friends from high school.
I'm ready to see them and spend a few days catching up!



9) I also plan to spend a few days in New Orleans next month
at SDE's Reading, Writing, and Math conference.
Love quality PD and ADORE that city!
So happy NOLA is only a few hours away!



10) Lastly, but not least...I Teach 1st and TpT Conference in Vegas this July!
I am over the moon about spending a week with my bloggy friends
and meeting everyone in person!
So excited!

Link up with Deanna and share your Summer To Do List!!
Happy Weekend, friends!

19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for linking up with me! I will see you in New Orleans and in Vegas!! Woot! Woot!!!

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    1. Can't wait, Deanna! Love this linky!
      Laura

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  2. Sounds like a great list! I'd love to hear what chapter books you choose! We (second grade) read Lulu and the Brontosaurus (loved it), George's Marvelous Medicine (loved it), and a few other that were just okay. I may not read them next year, so I'm on the look-out, too!

    What I Have Learned

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    1. Jessica. my kiddos loved Lulu! I'll add George's Marvelous Medicine to my list! Thanks for the suggestion! My kids also love the Mercy Watson series and the original Boxcar Children. So glad you stopped by!
      Laura

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  3. This is a nice list! I like how you said that you would spend one week in the classroom and then let it go. That is a good plan because it is so easy to continue to think school all summer long. Have a great summer! Kristi
    http://teachinglittlemiracles.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's the plan, Kristi, and I hope I can do it!! So hard to just walk away! Happy, Happy Summer to you!
      Laura

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  4. My class (first and seconds) has loved Lulu books- Lulu and the Brontosaurus, Lulu Walks the Dogs, and Lulu's Mysterious Mission.

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    1. I've got to try The Mysterious Mission this year. My kiddos loved the others! Thanks so much for stopping by, Carol!! Happy Summer!
      Laura

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  5. I loved reading this post Laura! I plan on doing the one week and let it go too! I hope I can do it as I am changing my room and decor completely. :)
    See you in Vegas!
    :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

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    1. Hey, Shelley! I hope I can do the one week, too! Easier said than done! Ha! Can't wait to see you in Vegas!! So excited! 5 Weeks!
      Laura

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  6. Happy summer! I agree about summer reading! It's hard to find the time!

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade

    Mrs. Wheeler's TPT

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    1. It is hard to find time, Megan! Happy, Happy Summer, my friend!
      Laura

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  7. I totally agree with spending some full days in pjs! We deserve it!

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    1. We absolutely deserve it!! It's rained the last two days here. I did change into sweats, though! Oh, well! Happy Summer!!
      Laura

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  8. I'll miss out summer work days at school but am glad we are being "locked" out! Here are some of my childhood favorites... The Hundred Dresses, the Moffats, The Littles, Ribsy, Socks, and any book about Fudge... See ya too soon! Glenda

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    1. Hey, Glenda! I love The Littles, too! Something about tiny folk! Never read The Moffats. Need to check into that one! I've found a few great books about Kindergarten kiddos. Can't wait to share with you!
      See you soon!
      Laura

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  9. Love your blog! I agree, I also need to find some awesome chapter books for my own firsties! I love your blue and green border on your word wall. I am switching classrooms, so I'm looking for new ideas! :) Hope you have a wonderful summer! Happy to follow your blog ;)

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    1. Hi, Megan! So glad you found me! Thanks for your sweet comments! I admit, reading all these kid chapter books is fun! Ha! Good luck with your new room! Happy Summer!
      Laura

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