Welcome to my very first experience as a Linky Party host! I am super excited to be able to collaborate with other teachers, bloggers, and homeschoolers out there! I can’t wait to read all about you and your experiences.
So…. the topic for the week is “My Goals for the Summer” and like every other mother/teacher/blogger, I am already in planning mode for my summer vacation (and it is only May!!!).
So, in no specific order…. here are Miss Monica’s Goals for the Summer!
1. Get Ready for the TpT Conference in Las Vegas
Yep! I’m heading to the conference once again this year and I can’t wait! I learned so much about how to grow my little online business, I met a ton of fabulous and creative teachers last summer and I can’t wait to see what this year’s conference has in store!! My new set of business cards are ordered and ready to hand out, my spot at the conference is confirmed, my plane ticket is booked, and I am networking with lots of people from across Canada and around the world who I can’t wait to meet in person! Blogger meet ups are scheduled and if I am really lucky, I might be able to catch Britney Spears or Mariah Carey while I’m there! I will be celebrating my birthday during the conference so a good show is (obviously) in order!
Are you planning on being at the conference? Leave me a message below and introduce yourself! I would love to meet up with you!
2. Celebrate Birthdays in Style!
For my family, summer means birthdays! All 5 of us have birthdays in the summer months and they all start with me! Like I said up above, I will be in Las Vegas for my birthday schmoozing with awesome teachers! Once August roles around, my eldest, my youngest and my husband will be celebrating their birthdays within days of each other (6, 9, & 15th). This year is going to be extra special because my husband will be celebrating the big 4-0! A huge family party is in the works so please keep your fingers crossed for warm weather, lots of sun, and NO mosquitoes!
3. Preparing for the New School Year
Every teacher will tell you that he/ she spends the summer months preparing for his/ her new class. I am no exception to this rule. And like any great teacher, I also take the summer time to reflect upon how things went this year and how I can improve upon things for the future. Since I have been out of the classroom earlier than usual this year, the time at home has given me the opportunity to study guided reading techniques, learn about setting goals, developing benchmarks, and analyzing formative data. I am currently rethinking how I can re-arrange my Language Arts and Math periods to better teach and assess my students. With all the new knowledge that I have gained these past months, I will take the summer to come up with a plan to implement what I have learned and adapt it to the new group coming in.
I also have a ton of printing, colouring, laminating, and TpT’ing to do, too!
(But I consider that FUN STUFF!!)
Now it’s your turn to tell me what your goals are for the summer! Link up below! I can’t wait to hear from you! Add your link below, spread some blogging love, and ENJOY!