My Summer To Do & Bucket Lists

Hello Summer!  It is the first Sunday of Summer Break, arguably, the best day of summer break because you don't have to set an alarm clock for Monday.  I don't know about you, but I'm all about making to do lists and I make several big ones for the summer.  Keep reading to see what I have on all of my lists and how you can get some fun to do and bucket lists that you can use!


Making lists is one of my favorite things to do.  Yes, I'm one of those Type A personalities who gets great satisfaction from crossing off each item on my list.

Summer gives me extreme joy because I make lists for everything: my house projects, school projects, things to clean, things to donate, books to read, places to visit, restaurants to eat at, you name it, I've probably got a list for it.

I'm here today to share with you some of the lists I have and what's on them (just to keep me accountable 😉  ) and how you can get these adorable summer to do and bucket lists for yourself.
So on to my lists:

1. Books to Read

One of my most exciting lists are the books I'm going to read this summer.  Most of them tend to be professional development books but I love catching up on teaching books over the summer.  Especially this summer because I'm not doing ANY trainings or conferences (for the first time ever) and I'm feeling kind of guilty, so these books will at least keep my brain in teaching mode.  (Click on the books to see them on Amazon.)

I'm always trying to up my Interactive Read Aloud game so I am so excited to dig into these two. 
These two I have heard great things about.  I've had Teaching with Intention since last summer, so hopefully this summer I'll actually get to it. 
   This one I've read before, but I'm looking forward to rereading it as I'm hoping to improve my morning meetings next year. 
So I know that's a lot of PD books and I'll probably only get to a couple of them, but I can be ambitious right?!  What books are you reading this summer?  Have you read any of these?  What are your thoughts?  Let me know in the comments.  Or email me at ourelementarylives@gmail.com so we can chat.  

2. House Projects

This is more of a honey-do list (thanks, babe).  My husband is also a teacher so we get to be home together with our two sons all summer.  So this list is more for him. 
  • Paint the kitchen wall-we had some bathtub problems and we had to go through the wall in the kitchen to get it fixed so it's been fresh drywall for over a year.  
  • Clean Basement-we just recently had our water softener break and start gushing water in the middle of the night.  Luckily, it was on the unfinished side by the drain, but it still made a mess and is forcing us to do some deep cleaning.  
  • Clean out closets and donate clothes
  • Deep clean bathrooms
  • Finish spreading mulch from landscaping project
I could add more and probably will, but we'll start with that. 

3. TpT Store

4. Summer Bucket List

The last and most fun list that I create is a Bucket List of all the fun things we want to do this summer.  This includes places we want to visit, restaurants we want to try, parks to check out, things to make, you get the idea.  Here are a couple:
  • Dragon dream park
  • Short Stack Eatery
  • Concerts on the Square
  • Duck Boats (Dells)
  • Cottage Grove Dream Park
  • Children's Museum
  • Make Krispy Brownie Delights (How delicious do these look?!)
  • Splash Parks

There you have it, some of my summer to do lists and my bucket list.  Now I bet you're wondering how you can get some of these lists for yourself.  Aren't they just adorable?  

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I hope you have big hopes for summer.  Whether it's list upon list like me, or just to go with the flow, I hope your summer is enjoyable and you can take some time for you!
Happy Summer!





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