During our last week of school, my students created a Summer Bucket List. Inspired by this cute pin on Pinterest, I made my own tracers and we got to work. First we brainstormed the types of things that could be on a summer bucket list. We talked about being creative and having variety in our writing. For example, not writing:
1. Go swimming.
2. Go swimming at Grandma's.
3. Go swimming with Aunt Lisa.
My students absolutely loved this craft-ivity and they were begging to add more to their list. Some kids wrote 4 things, others wrote 12+. I told them they could write as many or as few as they want because the point was for them to write what they really wanted to do. I loved overhearing their conversations with each other while they made summer plans and put them on their bucket lists ("Have you ever been to Darien Lake?!")
Here are how they turned out! Parents: sorry if they came home a little demanding this summer! :)
When the kids asked me what was on my Summer Bucket List, I laughed because my Bucket List looks a lot different than theirs. That got me thinking I should host my first linky party and see what all my blogging teacher friends are planning to do with their time off! Link up to a post with your plans and goals for the summer! This is what is on my list:
1. Clean my house from top to bottom! When the goin' gets tough, the tough don't keep up with cleaning and I am waaaaay behind.
2. Finish organizing all of my classroom materials. Since I bounce from classroom to classroom each year, I have so many resources and materials for different grade levels and subjects. I started a system for them all this spring, but I need to finish that project. There are things that I don't want to get rid of until I have a permanent teaching home.
3. Launch my Etsy store. I started it back when I started my TPT store but I never brought it to life.
4. Start my business. This, of course, is a secret until I get it off the ground. But that is my big to-do this summer.
5. Many, many, many Pinterest crafts!
6. Live simply. Some summers I look at my calendar in June and see that summer is over before it starts. This summer is my first summer with no grad school, no internships and no summer course reading. I want to enjoy downtime with my family and friends!
What is on your Summer Bucket List? Link up and let me know!