Keeping Busy

It’s a little sad to think about, but the summer is coming to an end very quickly. I have just about two weeks left until I have to report to work, although I’ll need to start going in next week to get my classroom in order. It’s amazing how little can actually get done during that one week before students, since all the teachers are around socializing and chatting up about their summers. I love it, but a girl’s got to get something done.

I’ve also got to get these boxes out of my dining room. Amen.

So, I’ve been keeping myself busy the past week or two trying to get as much done as possible before I’m in the building. Mostly that means stalking Pinterest and teacher blogs, stealing borrowing ideas, and then creating my own version of documents. Here are a few of the projects I have been working on:

Substitute Binder – I’ve hated the one I’ve had for the past few years, so I created a combination of two or three that I saw online. At a whopping 18 pages, this one took the most time. It’s also got some emergency plans and worksheets as well.

Greek & Latin Roots Cards – Anyone else use this program? We’re starting it for the first time this year, so I have been making cards to go in the pocket chart.

Spelling Contract – I definitely stole this from someone, then changed lots of the activities. I love love love using this with my 4th graders.

Vocabulary Contract – Same situation…I just turned the Spelling Contract into vocabulary. Lots of the activities are the same, but less spelling-focused.

Vocabulary Record Sheet – This is a requirement on the Vocab Contract to put into their Book Lover’s Books.

What are your summer projects (teacher or otherwise)?


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