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Top Ten Things I Want to Do This SUMMER

             

Hey Friends,
If you're like me you always start the summer off with intentions of relaxing and doing a few of the things that you just don't have time for during the school year and then WHAM!!!  before you know it it's time to go back to school and you realize that you've spent almost your entire summer thinking about and working on school stuff!  GAH! That happens to me EVERY. YEAR and every year I say the same thing,  "Next summer I'm going to relax and I'm not working on school stuff."  Yeah.Right!  
So I thought it would be fun to just think of Ten things I want to do this Summer, Make a list and DO those ten things.  Then, at least I will feel like I've enjoyed some of my summer.

Ten Things I Want to do THIS summer {in no particular order}

1.  I want to read a few books that have nothing to do with teaching.  I love reading PD books {I really do}
     but sometimes you just need to read books that make you laugh and cry!  I've heard a lot of great things
     about this book and I want to read it before I see the movie.  I am also going to read, Crash Course by Kim Bearden. We were given preview copies to read but the book will be released this summer. Several of my friends have already started reading it and they can't put it down!  Any other book suggestions for me?
          http://pages.simonandschuster.com/crash-course/

2.   I want to spend some time just floating in the pool and thinking about absolutely nothing.  School thoughts always invade my thinking and I want those thoughts to stay AWAY!



3.  I want to spend time playing and loving on these three adorable cuties!


4.  Spend a day {or two} shopping with my sweet friend, Cheryl Saoud 
She is coming to visit and help me shop for Vegas.  SO.EXCITED!


5.  I need to clean out and organize my closet.  I can't even see the floor in there and I have clothes hanging that I haven't worn in years.  Time for some stuff to go.  I'll spare you a pic because it is a mess and I would die if I showed you! :)  
I'll show you a pic of my dream closet instead!
Isn't this closet dreamy???  If this were my closet I would probably just want to sit in there all day!

Custom Closets

6.  I want and {need} to spend some quality time with each one of my kids.
They are getting older and I don't spend as much one on one time with them as I should.

Taylor and Hunter

Britni

7.  I really, really want this sweet man to take me to Hawaii.  
I've never been and I've always wanted to go!




8.  I want to watch every single episode of Parenthood.
I've been watching it on Netflix for the last six months but I rarely have time  to watch it
so I'm only on season 2!


9.  Is it bad to admit that I used to love watching, Grey's Anatomy?
I haven't seen it in forever and I'd really like to watch the whole series from start to finish.
It sounds like I'm going to be doing  A LOT of vegging in front of the T.V.




10.  This one is for sure going to happen!!! VEGAS!!!  I love going to I TEACH K! and spending time with my friends.  So fun!  This year I plan to be totally prepared for my presentations before I get there so that I can enjoy every.single.minute!






after I Teach K!  Deedee and I are presenting at the first ever TPT conference.
So excited! {and a wee bit nervous!}



  Did I mention I want to relax???
I don't want to have one single day of feeling like this....


I can't wait to hear about your summer plans.  If you're a blogger please consider linking up with me.
Just grab the button at the top and have it link back to me.
If you don't have a blog please share your plans in the comment section!
I'd love to hear from you.  Your plans might inspire me to add to my list!






76 comments:

  1. WHERE is the TPT conference???? I want to be there!!!

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    1. Hi Susie, It is in Vegas. :) Here's the info: http://conference2014.teacherspayteachers.com/

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  2. Oh my.. I have this one book I started 3 summers ago and I still haven't finished yet!

    This will be my first summer NOT teaching summer school so I plan on spending lots of time at the beach/pool as well!

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    1. I hope you get to finish it! Once I start a book I usually can't put it down and finish it in a day or two. It's the getting started part that's hard for me!

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  3. I'll be at the TPT conference! I'm looking forward to meeting you! I actually have something to give you. :)

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    1. Awww! Can't wait to meet you! You are too sweet!

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  4. LOVE Parenthood!! One of our favorite shows!

    Katie :)
    KTP: Keep Teaching and Planning!

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    1. Mine too! I want to be a Braverman! :)

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    2. Oh. My. Gosh. I am OBSESSED with Parenthood. Such an amazing show. I wish my family was that amazing. Not that my family isn't amazing…but you know. :)

      I hope you have an amazing summer! Can't wait to link up my summer bucket list! I need to put some thought into this!

      Tasha Emmerson
      Confessions of a Tiny Teacher

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  5. I can't wait to see you at the I Teach K conference! It will be my first time in Vegas and I know it will be a blast! I'm bringing 3 members of my team too and they can't wait to see your sessions!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten

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    1. Yay!! Can't wait! We have to get a picture! :)

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  6. Parenthood is hands down the best show on TV right now! (I might be a little biased because I have a little "Max" of my own!). :)

    Krista
    Teaching Momster

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  7. I want to go to Hawaii too!! I love reading what people will be up to this Summer!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

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    1. Me too! I'm still working on the Mr.!

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  8. I wish I had a pool to sit by! I guess I'll have to chill out by the little plastic pool I have instead! :-)

    I am so excited, because I am going to the TPT conference. Well, as soon as I buy my plane ticket! I am also going to try to go to I Teach K if I can find the money! My school won't pay. But I'm determined to go! :-) I hope I'll see you there!

    This is a fun linky, and I'm totally going to link up! :-) Thanks!

    Erica
    Blooming In First

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    1. Erica, Come on over and you can sit by mine! :) Also, the Vegas pools are to die for!!!!

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  9. Thanks for the opportunity to link up! I can't wait to meet you in Las Vegas!

    Barbara

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    1. Thanks for linking up Barbara! We have to get a picture in Vegas. :)

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  10. So excited for my first link up with you! I will be in Vegas for the TPT conference and I hope I get to meet you in person!

    Love that closet! I wish mine looked like that! I'd even be ok with just not having piles of laundry on my floor. Definitely need to get caught up!


    I watched Grey's Anatomy almost religiously until a few years ago when life just got too busy! I'd love to get caught up on it. I follow it a bit on FB and see little clips of what is going on and I definitely have some catching up to do!

    I hope you have a great summer and that you are able to check off everything on your "to do"!

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    1. HI Lindsay, Thanks so much for linking up. I can't wait to meet you! :)

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  11. I cannot wait for Vegas again! It was a pleasure meeting you last time, briefly as you were shopping for manipulatives lol. Love me some Parenthood too!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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    1. Ha! Yes! I remember! There are so many great vendors in Vegas. :)

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  12. My mouth dropped when I saw the closet picture. That looks like my dream closet too. Too bad it is probably bigger than my whole house! hahaha :)
    Theresa
    Pinkadots Elementary

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    1. Theresa, I know. Right? I love it! I at least want a chandelier so I will feel fancy! :)

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  13. Man, I wish I had a pool like yours to sit next to! No pool is the trade-off to travel, though, so I guess I shouldn't complain! ;) I'd love to be going to the TpT conference, but it isn't in the cards for this year. Enjoy your summer, and thanks for the link-up, Deanna!

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

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    1. Erin, You can come and enjoy my pool anytime! I hope you can join us in Vegas next summer. :)

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  14. Thanks Deanna. This was a fun link up. I hope you and your family have a terrific summer!

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    1. HI Kelly, Thanks so much for linking up!

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  15. Hello Deanna,
    I love checking out your blog and your teaching activities!
    I hope you get your wish to head out to Hawaii soon. It is just sooo amazingly relaxing! The people are friendly, the water is lovely, snorkeling and seeing those colorful fish...everything about it is great!! You need to go!!!
    Aloha,
    Dorothy

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    1. Dorothy, You have made me REALLY want to go! I'm going to work on convincing the Mr. Have a great summer!

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  16. Thanks for hosting this! I am so excited for this summer, doing fun stuff with my kids and family, and meeting all you wonderful people at the TpT conference!

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  17. Ha! What a fun linky!!! I'm in Vegas waiting on all of you to get here. Have Parenthood on my list, too! Can't wait to think of 9 more!

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    1. Hi Cyndie, Yay for Vegas! But, mercy it is so hot there!! Last summer my flip flops melted to the sidewalk. SERIOUSLY!!!! How do you stand the intense heat?

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  18. I CANNOT wait to spend time with you this June and July! I feel this could be dangerous endeavors together.

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  19. I watch Parenthood on Amazon Prime while I'm on the treadmill :) You will LOVE The Fault in Our Stars! Have a great time in Vegas!

    Bridget
    Literacy Without Worksheets

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    1. Thanks, Bridget! I wish you were going to Vegas! :)

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  20. What a super fun linky! Thanks for this Deanna. I am looking so forward to the TPT conference and spending the day with you. I agree - the Vegas pools are amazing! (Back to the gym I go!)
    :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

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    1. Shelley, I can't wait to see you in Vegas! GAH!! the gym.... I've been doing the Beach Body Challenge and I see huge results but working out is not my favorite thing to do. AT.ALL! :)

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    2. Deanna- have you ever tried beach body's shakeology? The shakes are SOOO yummy! I am a beach body coach and I would be more than happy to send you samples if you've never tried it :)

      Kendra
      This Little Ladybug

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  21. My link goes active at 6am tomorrow- hope that's ok! I guess I'm a stickler for that one post a day thing...
    ~Heather
    The Meek Moose
    The Meek Moose on TpT

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    1. Hey Heather, That is perfectly fine! Thanks so much for linking up with me.
      One post a day? You are the blogging queen!! I wish I could make myself post that often. :)

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    2. Heavens no! I'm a giant ball of slacker- I had just already posted. Amazingly. I've been terrible this year.
      ~Heather

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  22. Have the Kleenex ready for The Fault in Our Stars. Seriously! And Parenthood is one of my all-time favorite shows! It has THE best writing. I'm off to do my 10 things....
    Angela
    Southern Fried Teachin’

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    1. Hi Angela, I've heard that it is a tear jerker and I am NOT a pretty crier! haha!!

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  23. I'm a friend of Britni's and when I read that you are going with DeeDee, my immediate thought was, you are DeeDee! :-)

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    1. Haha! Yes! Confusing. Huh? Deedee's legal name is Deanna but she has always gone by Deedee. I became a "Deedee" before we met and became friends. :)

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  24. Looks like a fun summer!!! I was supposed to read The Fault in Our Stars for book club, but I am a book club flunkie! Maybe it'll happen this summer! I'm sad I won't be in Vegas the same time as the TPT conference/SDE conference. Have a blast!

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade

    Mrs. Wheeler's TPT

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    1. Boo! I hope you can join us in Vegas next year! It is so much fun!

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  25. What a fun linky! I've enjoyed reading all the to-do lists. Thanks for hosting it! This has made me REALLY look forward to what will soon be here.

    Angela

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    1. HI Angela, You're welcome! Thanks so much for reading. Enjoy your summer!!

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  26. What a fun linky! Even though I still have a month left (19 days, but who is counting!) I'm putting together my list right now! I can't wait until VEGAS!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

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    1. Sally, So glad you are coming to Vegas. Can't wait to see you again! :)

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  27. Parenthood is excellent! I love netflix! We had 12 snow days this year and I ran out of episodes of my shows to watch so I started watching Greys (I'd never seen it before) and I got SO HOOKED. Needless to say within a few months I'm completely caught up and now I'm watching private practice. haha.

    Laura
    Adventures in Multi-grade

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  28. I hope you get to visit Hawaii!! It is very beautiful!! I would love to go back again someday it has been 11 years since we visited! Thanks for hosting this link up!!

    Jamie

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  29. This looks like so much fun! You have my dream closet by the way! :)
    Have a wonderful summer!

    Lawren

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  30. Looks like all of us teachers are guilty of planning and prepping over the summer! Glad there millions of other teachers in the same boat as me!! Thanks for the super fun linky, now let's really rest up this summer!!

    Kendra
    This Little Ladybug

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  31. What a great way to get everyone organized for a great and productive summer! Kathy

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  32. Deanna, I just linked up! And I must say that every teacher's main goal for summer is to relax!!

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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  33. I so wish I could make the TpT conference this year, but we will be awaiting the arrival of our little one! :) I will have to live vicariously through all of you! Love this link up! :)

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    1. Yay!!! How exciting! There's always next year for the TPT conference. Congratulations on your little one!

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  34. Enjoy the time with your family and friends! It will be so nice to (attempt to) catch up on some reading and even a few programs. The time will fly, for sure. Enjoy!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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  35. It was great reading about your summer plans! Enjoy! Thanks for the great linky, it was perfect as my first "official" blog post :) Have fun at the TpT conference! I live in Las Vegas but just finished student teaching so I'm too poor to get in! Haha

    Suzanna
    surprisinglysixth.blogspot.com

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  36. I am also REALLY REALLY Jazzed about Vegas! It should be awesome!

    I also used to watch Parenthood - I stopped around season 3 but really want to pick it up again. Good task for the summer. I also just got into Sherlock (the BBC TV show). thanks for hosting a great linky!

    Bex
    Reading and Writing Redhead

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  37. Thanks for hosting such a fun linky! I absolutely love Parenthood! It is one of my absolute favorite shows! Have a great summer!
    Alisha
    Missing Tooth Grins

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  38. Since I still have 23 days left of school, I don't have too much planned yet. I LOVE Parenthood, but I'm all caught up. Same goes for Grey's Anatomy. Both season finales are great. The whole family will be headed to Maine for 10 days camping in our RV. I don't want you to think I rough it. :) And the best think I have planned, I will be attending I Teach K in Vegas!!! I'm signed up for all of your workshops!!! So very excited! Other than that I have so much more to plan for my summer! See you soon! Oh, and maybe start a blog. :)

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  39. Deanna, I've read the Fault of our Stars, have your tissues ready! And, I can't believe it, but I'm going to Hawaii! Kauaii for the most part, with my husband's family. They have family there. :) Hope you get to go too!! Thanks for the linky!

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  40. Looks like a fun summer! I so wish I was coming to Vegas this summer but with a new baby, that just isn't in the cards. I so look forward to meeting you someday!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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  41. Thanks for the fun linky!

    I am working on going to Vegas next year, with my Kinder team. I hope it all works out.

    Enjoy your summer - your plans sound great!

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  42. All I can think about is summer break so this was PERFECT! Thanks for a fabulous linky! :) Your pool looks amazing!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

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  43. I love your goals - I am listening to The Fault in Our Stars on CD in my car right now. It is a great audio book - I love the narrator! If you have any long drives planned I totally recommend it!

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  44. I enjoyed reading your post! I too would just sit in that closet all day if it was mine!!! I hope all of your wants become a reality this summer!

    have a great summer!

    cindy
    mrspriceskindergators.blogspot.com

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  45. Have you read the Divergent Series? We have been out of school for 2 weeks and I am already on the 3rd book! I also have your 2 books already on my Kindle. My girls and I have been spending time organizing our closets and rooms so we can enjoy the rest of our break.

    My other goal is to make all of the games and materials that go along with the math units that you and Deedee have created.

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