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Welcome! I hope to use this blog to share some of the amazing things my class and school does to make learning fun! I have been teaching for 15 years already! I started teaching 3rd grade in a Parochial School, then I was hired to teach 1st grade for three years, was moved to 5th grade for 2 years, and then came back to 1st grade in the district where I attended school. I love that I'm able to give back the the school district that guided me to become the teacher I am today! I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, certified 1-8; a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and my Administrator License Pre-K-12.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Summer Bucket List Linky Party

Hi friends!
I decided to link up with the girls and their Summer Bucket List Linky Party!  We have 13 student days left this year which I can't believe!  Our staff day/last official day is Friday, June 1 so I feel like I have a whole extra month of summer this year!  Like you, I'll be planning for next year all summer, but it will be on my schedule!  :)

So here we go...

1. I will read some adult know...the ones without pictures!  :)  The Help and The Hunger Games (I'm probably the only one in the whole world who hasn't read these or saw the movies yet.), 50 Shades of Grey,which is now a trilogy,  Outliers, and Imagine have been sitting on my shelf and on my iPad for a few months now.  I just can't read big people books during the school year unless I'm sitting on a beach for an extended amount of time!

2. I will update my resume...I can be a principal now if I want to!

3. I will start house hunting...a little more seriously.  I'm kind of envious of everyone else making their house a's kind of hard to do in an apartment that I can't paint, or update.  Now that I've typed that, my heart is pounding a little I really want to mow a lawn? Shovel the drive before school?  EEEK!  I don't know about this one now....

4. I will work on school stuff on my own time.  I need to get my head on straight about this whole departmentalization thing this next year.  Very exciting...but lots to think about.

5. I will explore the idea of creating and selling some of my ideas on Teachers Pay Teachers.

6. I will not lose track of my teaching friends this summer just because we don't see each other at school everyday.

7. My sisters and I are trying to plan a little sisters only get-away...hopefully this happens this summer.  Any ideas??

8. I will go through my closet and purge and then go shopping.  (A little transformation has been occurring and it's time to let go of some baggage...)

I know that as soon as I post this I'll think of a few more things but I'm hoping to take time to just hang out with whomever whenever I want to too!


  1. Thank you so much for joining our party!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. You've got some great ideas on that list! I will have to start thinking of some now!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  3. Oh how exciting - are you planning on applying for a job as a principal?

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. Hi Misty!
      Sometimes I think I'm ready to make that move to an administrative position, but I think I still like being in the classroom more! :)

  4. your background looks your newest follower...drop by

    Just Wild About Teaching

  5. Summer getaways are the best! New follower here...glad I found your blog! :) Stop by and visit!

    The Learning Tree