Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Teacher Tuesday: Summer Goals

Two posts in one day?? Yes, I know...but I wanted to link up with some fabulous ladies! I figured it just makes up for the days when I don't blog :)

MJ at Teaching is Heels is a fabulous teacher with amazing ideas! No lie!! She is the bomb.com. Not only does she have great teaching ideas on Pinterest, but she is also on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Today is Teacher Tuesday on her blog and the topic is summer goals. I knew I had to participate in this because I have so many summer goals, especially since I'm switching grade levels. So, without further adieu...

1. My number one goal would be to start planning for next year. I taught 4th grade for four years and am moving up to 5th next year. With that comes all new lesson plans! I'm excited to be teaching new curriculum but I'm not going to lie and tell you it's easy. It's a lot of work. Thankfully at my school the 4th and 5th grade departmentalize (meaning we all teach different subjects). I will again be teaching all of the social studies and then reading/writing for my homeroom. I big puffy heart L-O-V-E this! I really don't think I could survive in a classroom all day with the same kids. Bless the hearts of all the elementary teachers who do!!

2. I am starting quite the collection of books to read this summer. 

The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades [Book]

Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop: Making Informed Instructional Decisions in Grades 3-6

Classroom Literature Circles, Grades 3 - 5: A Practical, Easy Guide


3. Finish moving in! I'm almost moved in (down the hall) to my new classroom. It's been a big process. I was packed and ready to go pretty early on but after the move realized how horrible unpacking is...just like when you move into a new home or unpack from vacation. It's terrible. But I'm super thankful that I have this position, so I can't complain too much!!

4. As always, find new ideas on Pinterest!!

If you're a teacher you should definitely link up! I'm always excited to see what others are doing while on summer "break"! 


  1. I'm reading The Daily Five right now! Actually re-reading it to refresh my memories from my college days but I want to implement it more in the classroom next year :)

  2. Our LA teachers love the daily 5. I have lots of new lesson planning to do this summer as well. It's kind of exciting to teach some be things.

  3. Congrats on moving up! I'm moving up from Kindergarten to 1st grade this year and I'm also switching schools..big changes!!