Jul 23, 2013

Summer Checklist

Well at the beginning of the summer, I posted a list of what I wanted to accomplish.  Here is an update.

  • Trying to keep on this blog! Sort of...better than the past! Does that count?

  • Find new and fresh teaching ideas for my new school year (Common Core!?) Not much with Common Core yet..but I have found a ton on Pinterest, blogs, and I got some great freebies from the Facebook hop that I was part of this past weekend! :)

  • Attending an iPad conference in Chicago! Attended! Check! Learned a lot of things and discovered a lot of great ideas for the upcoming school year. I hope to soon work on a blog post that can review some of my favorite ideas!!!

  • Preparing for using our new reading series Reading Wonders in my classroom, which means I am creating a lot of new materials for Teachers Pay Teachers. Anyone else using Reading Wonders? I have not accomplished much when it comes to Reading Wonders. Ugh! I need to get on this!! I really need to be prepared for this new series!!!

  • Spending as much quality time as possibly with my beautiful baby girl!! CHECK! :)

  • Finishing up some other TPT materials that I have ideas for. I keep adding to my ideas in my TPT journal, they are never ending! :) Keep adding even MORE ideas...haven't finished too many of the ideas.

  • Finding time for the pool! :) Only once so far!!! Boooo!!!!!!!!!

  • Gaining some new followers of my blog and Facebook site (Stuckey in Second). The more followers, the more ideas I get for my own classroom and I can add to my excitement for the new year! Yes, Yes, Yes!!! I've gained a TON, and I mean TON, of followers on Facebook and some on Blog Lovin' too! The Facebook followers are due to the Facebook Hop that I was invited to be a part of. I was soooooooooooo thrilled!!! I'm finally learning the ropes here and I'm "meeting" some GREAT teachers!! This is one of my favorite things that I've accomplished this summer!!

Unfortunately I only have about 2 weeks left of summer before I need to be in full school mode! So sad! I have a lot to accomplish before then. But, on the positive side, now that I think about it, I have accomplished some other things that I hadn't included on my original list:

  • Visiting Milwaukee with the hubby (kids free!)
  • Visiting friends in Michigan (a few times)
  • Signed up for a 5K Color Me Rad! (whoa!)
  • Planned a trip to see Kenny Chesney & Eric Church (we are so excited!)
  • CRAFTS!!! I've been very crafty this summer!!! (I plan to write a post about my summer crafts, with pictures of course...totally non-school related!)
  • Lunch with quite a few people that I hadn't had time to catch up with in awhile!
  • BOUGHT a teacher toolbox (that was easy, now to decorate it..)

If you don't hear from me too much in the next few's because I'm enjoying myself!!! Happy Summer!


  1. Do it! Enjoy your last two weeks off. I have 3 1/2 left so I'm trying to get some stuff done before I "check out" right before going back!


    Teaching Little Miracles

  2. I think you have been busy enough!!!!! Sound like you did more than me. Enjoy you last few weeks.