Well we are almost there... this is the time where we become anxious and excited for our summer months to recharge and relax. I start seeing the summer countdowns in classrooms and all across social media. I love the idea that the excitement of summer is in the air. You might be fibbing if you say you are not a tiny bit excited!
Many of us are not even close to prepping or thinking about next school year. We are just trying to survive the last few weeks of school. I do not know if it is challenging for you, but I know for me the last few weeks get tough with coming up with creative new lessons and behavior management techniques. However, the feeling of summer just makes my smile a little brighter!
Over the years I have used a simple system that helps me wrap up the end of the school year successfully and also helping me get a head start for the next school year. Now I hope you are NOT wondering, "why in the world would I want to think about next year?" Why not? Are you the type of person that is able to whip it all together right before "Meet the Teacher?" I am not, I wish I was! Well, if you are like me... you have been obsessing already what your classroom theme will be next year, what professional books you want to read over the summer, what courses you want to take for PD hours! Right? Well, hopefully I can help you with some of those things.
⚫Professional Books I want to read: The Passionate Teacher and The Passionate Learner by Robert Fried, The Reading Strategies Book by: Jennifer Serravallo, The Unstoppable Writing Teacher by: M. Colleen Cruz