Summer Bucket List Linky & Giveaway! - Susan Jones Teaching

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!

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.

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!

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!!



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


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

    Just Wild About Teaching

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


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

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  5. Love your summer list!!! I'm your newest follower! :) Come see me sometime!

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

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

  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

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

  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!

    Tangled with Teaching

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

  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:))

    Surfin' Through Second

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

    :) dana

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


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