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June 10, 2020

Creating A Summer Plan for Teachers

Creating A Summer Plan for Teachers

Are you like me and think that this summer will be amazing? We think to ourselves - Look at all the free time I have! I can get so much done! Then the end of summer comes and I get nothing done and it feels as if I just laid around all the time.

This has happened to me too many summers in a row. I actually want this summer to be the one that will be amazing. In order for this to happen, though, there has to be some planning. (Okay, I know the planning part seems to put a damper on things but not taking the time to plan will actually hurt you in the long run.) So let's do this together. Here's how we can Create a Summer Plan!

Creating a Summer Plan for Teachers

1. Brainstorm

Brainstorm anything and everything you would like to get done this summer. To help you with this, I made a cute little Brainstorming List. Click here to get your FREE Copy!

On the freebie, I already typed in a couple of things to get you started. If you decide to make your own list, here are some things to consider.

  • Doctor's Appointments - Now is the time to get them out of the way.
  • Place You Want to Visit - This year, you may have to put this one on hold.
  • Books You Want to Read - Having a list will make sure you constantly have a new book to read as you finish a book.
  • Home Projects - This is my big one this summer!
  • School Projects - Not fun but necessary!
  • Things for Fun - Strange to make a list but if you don't think about what's fun for you, you won't make time for fun things.
  • Crafts to Make - I personally love to make things.
  • Food to Bake - It's time to experiment with new recipes!

This list is definitely not all there is to think about, but it is a start.

2. Grouping

Take your list and make sure to group everything by category. This will make sure that you don't leave anything out. For example, on your master list, put all the doctor's appointments together to make sure you didn't forget to schedule one.

3. Calendar Time

Pull out your calendar and start scheduling! You can decide how you want to schedule things. For example, I like to get my school projects done in the beginning of the summer when they are fresh in my mind. Plus, since I teach summer school, I am still in the school mode.

Some notes on scheduling:

  • Schedule doctor's appointments early, even if you don't want them until the end of summer. Some offices get booked up right away and scheduling them in advance will ensure that you get in on time.
  • Make sure not to over-schedule things. This is summer! You definitely want to have some fun!

4. Have an Amazing Summer

Creating a Summer Plan may not seem like a fun thing to do, but it will make sure that you will actually have the amazing summer that you wanted. So tell me, what's your plan for summer?

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It's easy for summers to slip away from teachers. This time is supposed to be for rest and rejuvenation. Instead, it seems like recovery from burnout. Take back your summers by creating a summer plan. This blog post provides a FREEBIE in getting teachers to step-by-step create the summer they have been dreaming about. Teachers, you can and will have an amazing summer after reading this blog post! #confessionsofafrazzledteacher #summervacation #creatingasummerplan

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