My husband laughs at me each summer when I spend “inane amounts of time” (his words) picking out a composition notebook for the school year. He can hassle me all he wants, but this book of 160 blank pages becomes my journal, list of to do items, on the fly plan book, notes pages for long staff meetings, and my yearbook of sorts.
My personal favorites are the Decomposition Books – really cute designs, and all 100% post-consumer-waste recycled pages. You can find them here if you are interested!
At the end of the year, I take time to go through each of the pages and look for my notes on things I want to try, modifications I want to make, books I want to read and what projects I want to undertake this summer beyond creating my binder for the 17-18 school year and writing a few CFAs and SMAs.
This years list includes:
Refinishing the podium that my master teacher gifted to me upon his retirement. Considering I have had it for 22 years, and he had it for who knows how many, it is in need of some sandpaper and fresh paint.
Paint and create storage with my mix and match file crates. I have to admit this came from a random Pinterest idea, but I am excited to try.
Paint and label my 3 drawer files and create labels for them. They need a new spark of life, and I think some spray paint will do the trick.
What fills your time over the summer? Whatever it may be I hope that you have a relaxing break and projects filled with fun for the next school year.