Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Creating a Summer Bucket List


Memorial Day signifies the start of the summer season and the winding down of the school year. To keep the passion of teaching alive while enjoying summertime fun with family and friends, create that Wish I Could bucket list that was put aside during the school year.
After reading Summer Bucket List for Teachers, I paused to reflect on what would be my number one wish. 

RELAX-REFLECT-CREATE MEMORIES!


Savor the moments
under the sun
that lazily slip by
when having fun.

Reconnect with friends.
Relax with a book.
Revisit passions.
Build sandcastle
dreams. 

Celebrate life.
Live each day 
noticing its wonders
in many ways.

Build memories-
sunshine smiles splashing amidst the waves,
boardwalk bicycling into the sun,
hiking along the mountainside.

Whatever your fancy
let the summer breeze
lift your spirits
over the trees.

What will you include on your Wish I Could bucket list 
now that summer is approaching?


http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top
-teaching/2014/06/our-summer-bucket-lists

Are you interested in connecting with other educators from across New York State and beyond to speak about your summertime bucket list? If so, join #NYEDChat on June 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm EST for the final Twitter chat of the school year. The topic for discussion is "Creating Your Summer Bucket List: Personal PD." 
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It's Tuesday, so it time for Two Writing Teachers' weekly Slice of Life postings. Dana Murphy opened the call to write with the following quote, "Find your best time of the day for writing and write and write. Don't let anything else interfere. Afterwards it won't matter to you that the kitchen is a mess." (-Esther Freud) It is the end of the day and all is quiet. There are many tasks still waiting to be completed but for now the call to write is a bucket list must.