Does anyone else enjoy making lists? I just love making lists and checking them off. I will also re-write lists on pretty paper, then on sticky notes, and then my computer that will connect to my phone just to make sure I have them on my desk, bag, phone, and computer! So it is only natural that while sitting here on my first night of summer I am creating a summer to do list. Don't worry I celebrated the beginning of summer with sushi and wine. I'm relaxed and can finally think clearly about the new year!
Summer To Do List:
-get rid of my teacher's desk
This is numero 1 because I have a para professional working with me next year and she has a teacher's desk which has already moved into my room and I just can't stand the thought of wasted space by having 2 teacher desks. I have been contemplating this change to get rid of my desk for awhile so this was the perfect time to just get rid of it. Yes, there will still be one but it won't be mine and I won't have it next year.
-create a wreath for my new classroom theme
-create a banner for my new classroom theme
-create a CAFE board and Daily 5 labels for my new classroom theme
-label new books or ones that missed getting labeled during the rush of the school year
-study more the Common Core more in depth
-study Marazano :( so I can be an innovating teacher next year (if you are a Florida teacher I hope you realize my slight sarcasm in this but if you want me to put on a show I'll put on a great one for you with bells on!)
-send my students letters in the mail
-re-read the book Mentor Texts to get some great ideas for read alouds for Common Core literature/ELA and writing
-paint a stool or chair that I can use as an author's chair or fun chair (good behavior/birthdays)
-find a way that works for me to implement Accelerated Reader in my classroom
-study the Braidy, the StoryBraid doll for interventions next year
So far that is my summer list...I'm sure I'll get most of this accomplished in June and be making a new list but this is it for now!