Sunday, June 12, 2016

Three Summer Goals

Today I am linking up with Aileen Miracle over at Mrs. Miracle's Music Room to share 3 of my summer goals. Summer is such a great time to rejuvenate, spend time with family, and get ready for another great year.

Goal #1
Experience Music
Teaching music is so awesome and is my dream job, but sometimes I am so busy TEACHING music that I forget to experience music through performing, listening, and dancing.  This summer I plan on doing all 3 with my 6 1/2 month old.  I am performing in Wizard of Oz in August with a local community theater group and it is a lot of fun to get back to singing and dancing.  I am also going to a Mommy and Me music class each week with Henry.  We went for the first time today and he LOVED it!  We got to sing familiar songs, play with instruments and dance, dance, dance.  So fun! Along with the scheduled classes/ performances, I hope to also have MANY impromptu dance parties in the house with my little man.

Goal #2
Make and Revise TPT Products
It has been so hard to keep up with TPT since having Henry but I have a lot of ideas in the works and hope to get a lot of new products done this summer.  I am having a former student come over to be a "Mothers Helper," which basically means that she will watch Henry while I get stuff done.  I hope to make new products and revise some old ones- at least getting new covers on many of them so they are less cluttered.

Goal #3
Organize My Classroom
I have one more year in my current classroom before we get a new building (YAY!). I really want to spend some time this summer cleaning, purging, and organizing so that moving will be nice and easy when the time comes. I have so many manipulatives and worksheets that need to be organized more efficiently.  I also have a lot of unused, broken, or out-dated instruments/ materials that I need to go through and reflect on if they are worth it to keep, or if they should  be donated/ thrown away. 

What are your plans for the summer???

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with number one, and I'm trying to do better. I'm hoping to get together with some area music teachers this summer and plan out how I can volunteer in their classrooms next year. I'm hoping that will help inspire me to make more music :)