Summer Bucket List Linky & Giveaway!






I linked up with A Cupcake for the Teacher to let you know what I plan on doing this summer - and its lots! I have been so inspired this year from the blogging world that I can't wait to get organized and start a fresh new year of fun in first!

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I love these numbered bags I found on Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site. I plan on using them as weekly reading book bags for the kids to bring home on Monday and return on Friday with their books and phonics/reading comprehension activities.

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I plan to buy some beads and chains to make these reading incentive necklaces from The Teacher Wife! I loved this when I first saw it and it such a good visual for the students all year long!

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Fast finisher cards from Rachelle's What the Teacher Wants. As of recent I had been out of ideas for early finishers and fell into a bit of a "just read a book on the rug" slump... whoops :( This is such an easy way to let the kids know what to do when they finish early! All I have to do is print, laminate, add magnet and pick the one I want for each lesson!

There are so many other things I need/want to do this summer... including making many trips to The Container Store which is opening this weekend here in Vegas - SO excited!!

Also, if you haven't seen my giveaway for my addition with 3 addends packet, go ahead and enter it!! Not many people have.... so you have a good chance of winning ;)
 


Happy Friday!!

Susan


15 comments

  1. The incentive necklaces look so great! Thanks for linking up!

    April

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  2. i love the reading is sweeet idea...thanks for sharing..im your newest follower...drop by

    Just Wild About Teaching

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  3. What a fun list! Summer will be here before we know it!

    Hadar

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  4. Ha! I love your blog name! nothing better than first grade. I am a new follower.
    Tammy


    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  5. Love your summer list!!! I'm your newest follower! :) Come see me sometime!
    www.cotesclass.blogspot.com
    Marie

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  6. The reading bags are excellent! Love them!
    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Come by & visit!

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  7. Reading bags are on my list too, I like these better. I also need offer more choices for my early finishers.

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  8. I remember seeing the incentive necklaces a long time ago and had forgotten about them. I love love love that idea! I think the kids would love it too :) I'm your newest follower on your blog!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  9. I love the reading rewards!! I think I will add that to my list!! Thanks for joining the party! ;)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  10. Such good ideas! I have a million summer bucket list ideas too. I'm going to have to join that linky party! And thanks for visiting my blog!

    Emily
    Tangled with Teaching

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  11. Ooh, you've got some good ideas - like the necklaces and early finishers. May have to revise my list.
    Sara

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  12. How perfect are those bags?? I love that idea! I have never seen the necklaces and I am intrigued...I have to check that out. Good luck with everything on your list:))

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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  13. Great blog and list. I'm your newest follower! I just started a blog- I hope you'll check it out!
    www.funin1stgrade.blogspot.com

    :) dana

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  14. Nice job. Thanks for sharing such good things. I love them. birkin bag

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