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June 11, 2014 A Summer To-Do List By Meghan Everette
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    Summer has officially kicked off in LA (Lower Alabama) and we are already smothered in mosquitos and humidity. It seems these days off fill up so quickly — back-to-school crayons appear in the store aisles in the blink of an eye. I’ve got summer family fun, professional development, and upcoming school year plans filling up my calendar. Here’s just a peek:




    Summer Fun

    What would summer be without a little bit of relaxing? My favorite thing to do is to wake up and watch the news in bed. That's something I’m up and out too early for during the school year. On a bigger scale, between swim team, soccer camp, and scouting activities for my boys, we have a summer road trip to six Major League Baseball stadiums planned. We can’t wait to get rolling!

    Ready for the pool Boys at the ballpark

    Professional Development

    My school is en route to being AMSTI trained (that’s the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative). This means a week of math training in July focused on collaborative math workshops and engaging math manipulatives. I’m presenting at our state technology conference this week, and hope to catch some sessions myself. Then I’ll be traveling to Washington D.C. to the ASCD Emergent Leaders conference. I can’t wait!

    Last summer I leveled all my books, and this summer I hope to upload all of them into the Book Wizard Mobile App. School kicks off in August here, so by the end of July I’ll be back in my classroom.

    Summer math workshops Summer Book Labeling

    Looking Ahead

    This fall I’m looking forward to tackling project-based learning, a new "Going Global" school theme, and rearranging my classroom to suit our needs a bit better. I’ll be blogging weekly, so subscribe to my RSS feed for the newest post each week featuring:

    • My classroom – before and after

    • Collaborative norms

    • Professional learning teams

    • Creating quality newsletters

    • Math menus

    • Turning books into lessons

    • A Fancy Nancy party

    •  Alice in Wonderland comes alive

    • Using music transitions in the classroom

    •  . . . and much, much more!


    I hope your summer finds you relaxed and recharged! See you in the fall!

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