SummerTime Planning Part 3

SummerTime Planning Part 3

It’s finally here! Summertime- and it’s vacation time for thousands of teachers. Many teachers have well laid out plans and then others have loose plans because schedules and travel dates haven’t quite locked down yet. The summer is a great time for reflection and renewal. As part of my summer time series, I’ve come up with 3 summertime planning tips so you have a rewarding and rejuvenating summer.

#RUCRAZY?

SUMMER PLANNING IDEA #1

VACATIONS

I love to be out in nature, and so it’s important for me to get where there is forest, trees and some water. I love to visit Colorado, and last year I went to Durango. But the top trip of my summer planning involves getting tickets and gifts ready to visit my grandkids. Every year I take a trip to see my grandchildren and I try to make the visit at least a full week if not more. Now that they are all in school, I’m also offering grandma’s summer camp to them. My son and his wife plan a get-a-way and I take over the summer activities for a few days.

When I go visit my grandchildren I’m reminded of how my own children were at that age. When they do silly and “naughty” things, it helps me “get in touch” with elementary aged children all over again. This vacation gives me PERSPECTIVE about child development and the stages kids go through every year.

SUMMER PLANNING IDEA #2

STAYCATIONS

My husband and I plan summer staycations too. Mainly because it’s HOT in Arizona and he is still working. I love to be out in nature, and so it’s important for me to get where there is forest, trees and some water. I love to visit Colorado and last year I went to Durango. Here’s some some tips to put in your summer planning for a relaxing and rejuvenating staycation.

ORDER TAKE OUT or DELIVERY

SHOP AHEAD

RENT A MOVIE

DO TOES AND NAILS

TAKE A LONG BATH

CLOSE ALL THE CURTAINS

DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR

TURN OFF SOCIAL MEDIA

WEAR COMFY CLOTHES

READ A BOOK

PUT “OUT OF OFFICE” EMAIL

SUMMER PLANNING IDEA #3

MUSICATION

I always try to put some “musical”experiences into my summer planning. I need to FEEL the music for me (not just helping the kids), and I need to EXPERIENCE playing and making music. I’ve attended Kodaly and Orff trainings, taken voice lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, taken graphic arts classes, attended musicals and friends recitals. Here’s some of my tips for adding “musication” into your summer planning.

LEARN A NEW INSTRUMENT

TAKE MUSIC LESSONS

ATTEND A CONFERENCE

PRACTICE YOUR INSTRUMENT

ATTEND A CONCERT

ATTEND A RECITAL

BE IN A CONCERT

BE IN A RECITAL

TAKE A CLASS

This is a picture of my TpT Teacher Friends at the TpT conference in Orlando Florida.

Summertime planning is just as important as lesson planning-

Right?

I need/want/crave the time to relax and rejuvenate for the upcoming school year.

(Don’t You?)

Even if I’m working on products, songs and other business related tasks-it’s super critical for me to break-a-way from the routine and do things that help me get perspective and my teacher game back in place.

What are some of your favorite staycation ideas?

Remember, this is part of a series of blog posts with some useful FREEBIES. Be sure to check out:

SUMMERTIME PLANNING PART ONE  on things I do to be the best teacher I can be during the school year.

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Looking for some Planning tips for the next school year?

5 TIPS FOR AN AMAZING BACK TO SCHOOL MUSIC CLASS

More tips on Teacher Stress:  12 TEACHER TIPS TO BE STRESS FREE

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Wishing you a relaxing and rejuvenating summertime!

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