May 25, 2014

Summertime Top Ten To-Do List

I discovered this fun linky whilst hopping the blogs! It's hosted by none other than Deanna Jump. Deanna challenges bloggers to think of TEN things that we would like to do this coming summer. I don't know about you, but in these last few days of the school year, I can't keep my mind from wandering to those lazy, carefree days of no school and ALL the things that I would like to do. So here goes...

1. Practice my piano... If you've been following me for a while you know that I mention my piano from time to time. It was a gift from one of my school families. I've been teaching myself how to play, and I must say that I'm pretty proud of what I've accomplished so far. In two years I've reached the fourth/fifth year level. This summer I want to build more fluency in my playing which means I just need to play... not a chore at all!

2. Learn how to use my new LG G2 Smartphone. There are many FUN features that I haven't tapped into YET!

3. Read for fun! My Kindle is loaded with more than 1000 books. Do I need to say more? 

4. Read the 2014-15 English Festival books and prepare a few lessons for each. 

5. Read a few professional books. 

Number one on the professional to-read list.

6. Rearrange the furniture in the house. I'm tired of the same-old, same-old!

7. Give the kitchen a second coat of paint. Last spring into early summer we did a quick re-do of my kitchen. I changed the color scheme dramatically, from dull yellow and white to caramel and red! LOVE it, but we ran out of time and gumption (there had been LOTS of remodeling going on throughout the house). The red could use a second coat... maybe this summer.

New counter (and Keurig) to match the new color scheme.

8. Spend some quality time with my fur babies and family. My poor fur babies are a bit neglected during the school year. They are sooooo sad when I leave in the morning. Summertime is the time to spoil them! It's also the time when I don't have to tell my family "NO, I can't do that, I have schoolwork." I can say "YES to just about everything!"

Daisy Mae
Lulie Lu

9. Create a new design for my classroom. I'd like to keep the teal and perhaps the green. Instead of the purple and black/white polka dots, I'm thinking I'd like brown paisley. Hmm? Decisions, decisions, decisions! Here's the OLD look...

10. Turn off the alarm clock and not turn it back on until mid-August!

I'll have to do a Throwback post in mid-August to see just how many of these items I really do accomplish! Hopefully, it's all ten and THEN SOME!


  1. Your classroom is beautiful! I LOVE the fabric over the storage.

  2. Wow! You have a full summer planned! An August flashback would be fun... :)

  3. It looks like you have a fun & busy summer. I love the idea of an August flashback! You just gave me some extra motivation to get my list done. I can't wait to read Word Nerds. It is second on my list, after Notice and Note. Enjoy the day off, and have a great week!

    Fit to be Fourth


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