1. Spend time mindfully preparing for the next school year, whatever it brings. This will encompass some other choices too, like books to read! One thing I want to do is start loving the kids even before I know them, and that happens in a number of ways. One thing I can do is think ahead and not just look behind to the students I love right now, but look forward with anticipation and pray for my kids and my classroom. So that is my intention. My beliefs and prayers are private, not to be discussed in the classroom, but they live in my heart and define me day by day. I want to be intentional and use the power of prayer to change my heart.
2. Read to improve my teaching abilities. Last summer I started in a guided reading study and didn't finish it. So I am going to reread that book and finish it this time! I just saw a book study about small groups and differentiated learning, I might join that one this summer. We will just have to see. I am also interested in reading this Love and Logic book.
|Okay, I actually think that I have not read this one yet! Yay!|
Obviously my living room isn't THIS cool, but I love the soothing colors. I want to add a mustard yellow and a green or tan and leave some ivory.
5. Crafty stuff. I want to do some things just for fun because it is good for my soul. I like mixed media drawing/painting. I love to draw. But I also hope to do some crafting for next year's classroom!
|This is the tree picture I did a couple years ago for a Christmas gift. It's not awesome, but I enjoyed doing it!|
7. Catch up with friends. I have a couple friends who are closer than family. I really want to take the time to see them!
|closer than a sister bestie|
|He's one I did last summer, it turned out pretty good.|
|cookies we decorated for Christmas 2013|
Whew! I am exhausted just thinking about it all! Happy Summer everyone!