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Tips for Summer Planning for Teachers

Are you looking for ways to have a successful summer planning as a teacher? 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.
Some Popular Classroom Decor DREAM ideas: Nautical Theme {everything beachy- wouldn't it be fabulous to see this fun decor all year long?}, Superhero {young kids are really pumped up with these theme, it just makes for a fun super year}, Sports {this is one my school had, and it is fun to create teams and other fun events with this theme}, Rockstar Theme {who doesn't want to be a rock star all year?}, of course there are the upper themes that are so cute {chevron, polka dots, bright colors, chalkboard traditional}

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

6 comments

  1. Definitely just finished my year, but am already planning for next year and getting more organized. Please send me the Planners. Thanks so much for making my job easier. Have an amazing summer!

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  2. ooops! my email is ssisson66@gmail.com

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  3. What a great post! I think every teacher can relate. Gone are the days when the best 3 things about teaching were June, July, and August.

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  4. I always secretly look forward to summer just so I have time to plan!!! Thanks for the insight and FREEBIES!!!!!

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  5. Great tips!! Thanks for sharing your freebies! :)

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom

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