Friday, May 31, 2013

5 for Friday--School's Out Edition and My Goals for June!

I have officially been out of school for 3 days and I'm loving it!  I can't really say it's been relaxing because we've been really busy, but it's a good kind of busy!
Today I'm joining two Linky Parties--Doodle Bugs' Five for Friday and I {heart} Recess for my goals for June!  I'm hoping that by actually writing down some goals and putting them out there for all the bloggy world to see, I might actually stick to them.  Stay tuned to find out . . . .

I {Heart} Recess
First up, my Five for Friday "School's Out" edition!
1.  I finished up on Tuesday.  I feel really good about how I left my classroom.  I didn't end up getting frustrated and shoving stuff in places just to "hide" it!  I actually got everything put away in its place.
2.  I usually treat myself to a "Yay! School's out!" treat.  This year, I splurged and ordered an Erin Condren teacher planner.  I can not wait for it to arrive!
3.  Our yard work got severely neglected because we were so busy with work, school, and my kids' soccer season.  One of the first things I did when school was out was hit the greenhouse and got some flowers planted around here.  I love the way they look on my porch and deck.
4.  I'm looking forward to doing the book study with the Freebielicious authors with "The Next Step in Guided Reading" by Jan Richardson.  Mine came today!

5. My daughter and I got mani/pedis done today for my cousin's wedding tomorrow!  It was so fun!  We have joked all week that we never thought we'd see the day this boy would get married.  He's just so laid back that we thought he'd never ask her!  She's wonderful and I'm very happy for them!  Can't wait to party with the fam tomorrow night!

And now for my June goals!  This is a great linky hosted by I {heart} Recess.
This house needs deep cleaned.  Like "move the furniture and scrub the walls" cleaned.  I try to do that right away as soon as school is out and I still have my motivation.
  My in-laws have a small pool and I hope to get my kids there as much as possible.  I get "me" time to read while they swim!
I'm going to mow the yard, workout with a DVD, kick the soccer ball with my kids, swim, walk, SOMETHING for 30 minutes each day.
I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head about a calendar journal to go along with my SMARTboard calendar.  I want to get started on that sooner rather than later!
I really am looking forward to the book study.  I did the Daily 5 study last year and got so many great ideas.  You really should think about joining in!
I'm finally getting around to reading Steve Jobs' biography.  I know it's old news, but so far it's really interesting.  I added Defending Jacob to the list after hearing Erica Bohrer mention it a few times. 
OK, friends.  Hold me accountable to those goals!  And head over to both blogs to see what others are doing this summer!
Now, I'm off to resume my summer vacation!




  1. I love your goal of DOING something for 30 minutes. That seems so manageable and not so discouraging.

  2. Hey Lisa- I wasn't sure what your e-mail was but I would love for you to guest blog while I'm gone! Send me an e-mail with the html code before Tuesday if you can and I will schedule it for when I am gone :) Thanks for offering!

  3. Thanks for linking up! I like your health goal, very attainable!


  4. Congrats on finishing up the year! #4--great book! I just found your blog today through the Five for Friday. I am a new follower and will be back to read future posts. You have great goals!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. Good job getting those goals in writing! I still have 4 more weeks to go, but during that time I'm going to try to solidify those goals and stick to them!
    Whimsy Workshop

  6. I agree that writing your goals may help you actually get them done. You've inspired me. My classroom doesn't look anything like yours, sadly. How fun to celebrate a wedding! Love reading your blog!