Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Summer Goals

Monica over at I Heart Grade 3 is hosting an awesome linky each week this summer.  Each week will cover a different summer topic or theme.  I am so excited to be linking up with her!

To be honest, I hadn't thought much about summer goals until I sat down to write this post.  So this topic is perfect for me because it is forcing me to list some goals for myself. 

Personal Goals
 *Drink more water every day and less coffee. I often forget to drink water throughout the day which leaves me parched and super thirsty right around bedtime.  Obviously this is not healthy so it's something I need to work on.

*Read Peter Pan out loud to my son. He has been asking me to read this to him.  I have a huge copy with beautiful illustrations, and I can't wait to start it!

*Watch less Netflix and read more books instead.  I have a tendency to binge watch t.v. series that I like during my down time.  I am planning to choose reading over t.v. more often this summer.

Teaching Goals
 *Read at least 3 books about teaching.  I was given a huge box full of teaching related books at the end of the school year.  I love learning about how to be a better teacher during the summer.

*Prep the majority of the centers I plan to use next year. I have so many task card sets and center games that I have either made or gotten from TpT.  The problem is that many of them are still stuck on my computer.  I want to prep all the ones I plan to use next year and sort them so they are ready to go.

TpT/Blogging Goals
*Reach 100 followers on TpT.  Right now, I have close to 90 followers.  I am really hoping to be able to hit the 100 follower mark this summer!

*Blog at least 2 times every week (if not more).  When life gets busy, my blog is usually the first thing that gets neglected.  No matter how busy my summer gets, I am going to try to blog more consistently.

Make sure you stop by I Heart Grade 3 to read about the summer goals of other amazing educators.


  1. Hi Crystal!

    Thank you so much for joining me on my very first Linky Party and for all the shout outs!!

    I feel a little guilty after reading your post... I'm typing with one hand and drinking a coffee with the other! lol! Like you, I REALLY need to cut back on my caffeine! I adore drinking my Tim Hortons in the morning - so much so that my husband suggested I should buy shares in the company!

    Thanks again for linking up! I am hoping that you will be able to link up again throughout the summer! It has been a blast reading, learning, and collaborating with educators/bloggers/mommies from all around the world!

    Take care,


  2. Great goals for the summer! I hope you achieve most, if not all of them :)

    Maren @ Malimo Mode

  3. Big goals! Good luck to you. Have an excellent summer!