Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hoppin' in From Fantastic First Grade Froggies

Hello there!  I am Renee from Fantastic First Grade Froggies and I am so excited to be a part of this collaborative teaching blog.  I can't wait to learn and share with everyone involved with this site.   I will be checking in on the 22nd of each month.

So, has your summer began?  Or, are you on the countdown?  I am on the countdown, but am already thinking ahead to it.  I love summer.  I love the laziness, but I also like to keep a little structure in my life.  The last few years I have made a summer to do list for my son and I.  I call it our bucket list.  This list includes simple things like

sidewalk chalk
bake cookies
go on a bike ride

but, also includes things like

a road trip
local museums
professional baseball games

I love this list.  We don't always get to everything, but if it is a day where I need to find something to do, we look on the summer list.  I have mine copied as a 16 X 20 inch poster size print at Costco and then we hang it up.  My son loves to check things off.

Would l you like to make a summer bucket list as well?  Click below for a blank jpg of this file.

Well, after I made this I thought about how I could incorporate this into my classroom.  So I came up with a bucket list for my first graders.  I thought we could brainstorm bucket list ideas and they can write them down and show them to their parents.  I will be sure to talk about what is a realistic bucket list vs. a dream bucket list.  I will also explain that we don't always get to everything on our list and that is okay.  So here is another freebie for you.  This is a bucket list you can use with your class.  Click below to download.
Graphics from KPM Doodles and Fancy Dog Studio

Do you have a summer bucket list?  If so, what are some things that you have listed?  I would love to hear how others fill their summer. 

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