Thursday, July 19, 2012

To do, or not to do? Linky Party!

Tonight I am linking up with Lorraine Vasquez over at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies and her "to do list" for these last few weeks of summer! What? Last few weeks of summer!? Holy Hannah!! I am shocked to see those words on my screen! Yikes... I have also been trying to tackle my summer "to do" list. I don't have any kids yet to worry about, but I did get married this summer, go on our honeymoon, attend a friends' wedding, and spend 3 weeks in the NC mountains with family...and there is still so much more left...ahhh!!! This linky party might be freaking my freak, as Ellen would say... 

So I have a few separate to do lists... which probably stresses me out even more..

The new house:
1. Check on it just about every other day to make sure they are making good progress with the building (should be done Labor Day weekend!)
2. Buy a refrigerator
3. Buy a lawn mower
4. Clean out my closet before we pack!
5. Buy a hose
6. Buy paint

Things for the classroom:
1. Complete my inspirational quotes on canvases
2. Clean entire room
3. Put everything back where it goes in my room, since they moved it ALL into the hallway to wax the floors :(
4. Think of what I am doing for the kids for "meet the teacher" and make it!
5. Print and cut out more "7 habits notes home" so that I wont have to stress about it during the first few weeks
6. Re-do the welcome packet I used last year with new, updated information
7. Find little jars/buckets (one for each color of the rainbow) that will be placed at each group (to match their group color)
8. Make pom-poms to hang from the ceiling
9. Bulletin boards
10. Decorate door
11. Will I try to tackle that home depot tool box thing that everyone has done such an amazing job on? ...probably won't get to that...
12. Get the first few weeks of lesson plans roughly laid out so I will have less to think about later
13. Birthday flower pot with birthday pixie sticks/pencils that look like flowers 

For TPT or blog
1. Keep trying to get better at this blogging thing! I still feel so new!
2. Complete all custom orders and send them to everyone before August
3. Complete the three units I am currently working on!
4. Blog when I have actually completed all of those cute things for my classroom so that everyone can actually see pictures of my room! :)

Events to attend:
1. This weekend at the lake for my mother-in-law's birthday internet there!
2. Wedding in West Point, NY for my husband's best friend at the end of July
3. Aug. 15th...FIRST DAY BACK for teachers! Oh no!

Oh gosh...seriously? What have I been doing with my time!? I need an assistant!!
I didn't even mention all of the TiVo I have to watch!! I got really backed up when I was on vacation in the mountains... So many shows, so little time!

Am I forgetting anything!? What do you all have "to do"? 


  1. Thanks for linking up Bridget! You are one busy gal! I forgot to add on my to do list my welcome student kits for Meet the teacher night! YIKES I should be trying to finish my list not adding on!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  2. That's exactly how I felt while typing this..I just kept thinking of things! This is my most thorough "to do" list yet - I will have to refer to this page as I get things done in these next few weeks!

  3. Sounds like you are going to be a BUSY girl!! =)

    Ginger Snaps

  4. Shoot, I didn't list any of the planning or meet the creature, I mean teacher, stuff I have to do. That list keeps getting longer and longer!

    Krazy Town

  5. Oh lord your list is stressing me out!! I need to go watch tivo to relax!! ;)

    Kindergarten Smiles

  6. When I saw think linky, I thought that Lorraine had read my mind. I don't know how I'm going to get it all done. It feels like I cross one thing off of the list & 3 more things get added on. Good luck with everything! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I should write everything I need to do down... but I can't move into my new classroom until August 10th and school starts on the 22nd... I have been trying to get as many things done at home...thanks for inspiring me!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  8. You are a busy gal! And oh my you have so many different things to work on! I hope you accomplish as much of it as possible! I am your newest follower. :)

    Ms. G In Grade 3

  9. Isn't it sad that we teachers have to go in and clean our entire rooms even though they were supposed to be "deep cleaned" over the summer?
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I am so excited to have found your great blog! I nominated you for the “Liebster Blog” award which means “favorite” or “dearest” in German. Come visit me to pick up your award! :)
    Antonia @ forkin4th

  10. Love it! My husband and I moved into our new house in April. I loved driving by and seeing the process as it was built. ♥ I am your newest follower and I found you through the linky party!

    Simply 2nd Resources

  11. A new house and a classroom to get ready? Yikes! I am your newest follower!

  12. I'm a first year teacher so I feel like I have a ton to do even things I don't KNOW to do.


  13. would you be willing to share how you make your pom-poms to hang? I would really appreciate any info you have. Thank you.

  14. I will definitely post the step-by-step of how I make the pom-poms (if I ever get to that...) if you'd like! But I was really just going to search the "how to" on Pinterest!!! There are tons of great teachers who have pictures of how they make pom-poms! :)