Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Bucket List 2015

Every summer I try to make a bucket list.  It usually has about 50 things on it and at the end of the summer I get discouraged that I didn't do everything I wanted to do.  So, thank you What the Teacher Wants for keeping this linky simple.  I think I can accomplish everything I've listed here.

Over the last few weeks of school, I started using Amanda's Long Range Plan format to sketch out my year for a couple of subjects.  This past year I was responsible for planning Social Studies and we had to boogie to get all of the standards in before testing.  We cover 1865 to present day, so there were tons!  I'm hoping that this LRP thing will be settled and I can stay on pace this year.  If you haven't checked out Teaching Maddeness' Lesson Plan Series, you  need to.  It will seriously save your sanity.

Today is the first day of our curriculum writing for our engineering units, and I hope to finish or revamp one this week.  I wasn't a fan of the units this year and they didn't match our standards very well, so here's to hoping I get one done.

I'm most excited about my classroom makeover!  My husband has gotten involved and that means two things - over the top plans, thinking about more details than I ever needed, and a for sure wow for my kids at the beginning of the year.  Just to let you know - he has me drawing shop drawings and elevations so he can make sure we have done everything correctly.  I don't want to reveal much, but keep watching the Monday Made It series beginning next week.  Sadly, I didn't have anything to link up today!

I turn the dreaded 4-0 in about 2 weeks.  I had originally planned on being in the best shape of my life by 40, but let's be honest, LIFE.  Anyway, my husband and I have been walking or hiking every night and I think I'll get my 40 miles in by 40.

We moved into my husband's grandmother's home last year and had great grandiose plans.  However, I needed a summer of decompression and didn't accomplish all that I set out to do, so there is still some work left.  I plan on painting 3 rooms in the house over the summer.  I've picked out the color and can't wait to get started.  One of the rooms on the list is my office - finally, a space for me!

I plan on doing a lot of kayaking or canoeing this summer.  More than likely, it will be in a canoe because we own one of those and not a kayak.  However, I want to be on the water and can't wait to get started.  We've also been daytripping to towns around our state to see what they have to offer and can't wait to head to a new town!

Thanks, What the Teacher Wants for this fun linky!



  1. Good luck with your classroom makeover! I did that last year--it's a lot of work but worth it! I can't wait to see your classroom! Have a great summer!

  2. I like your idea of walking or running 40 miles by your 40th birthday - good luck! On his birthday, my Dad always rides his bike however many miles his new age is. He has gotten away from riding the past few years but still rides on his birthday. 59 miles without any training might be brutal this year! (His birthday is next week!)


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