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Tell All Tuesday AND TPT Seller Challenge!!

Welcome, friends! Today is our third week of Tell All Tuesday! I am also incorporating my TPT Seller Challenge post in this one, because they seem to go hand-in-hand! Today, it's all about dreams and wishes!!!
So, for Tell All Tuesday, we are sharing our bucket list for our careers as teachers!
Here is mine!
I have always been interested in curriculum development, especially since I earned my credential right around the time California was discussing the move to Common Core standards. I think it is so interesting to develop curriculum that works better for the rigorous standards presented by Common Core. I also think it is important to develop curriculum if one is ACTUALLY in the classroom, so that the team can see what works, and what is unrealistic. 

I have always had a passion for quiet leadership. I think that sometimes a leader doesn't  need to say a ton to help lead. I currently have a FANTASTIC team leader at my grade level, so I am not trying to take over, but I think it is important to lead wherever I am, no matter what that looks like. After all, I AM a teacher! :)

Kindergarten teachers have an advantage to build students' literacy from the ground up. I have spent 4 years working with students and parents, learning what helps and doesn't help students learn to read. I think teaching students to read is so fascinating, so I would also be open to being a reading coach WAYYYY down the line. I am not done in the traditional classroom yet. I would love to teach for many years before accomplishing this bucket list item. :)

Now, on to today's TPT Seller Challenge:
This week's theme for TPT Seller Challenge is Dare to Dream. We are blogging about what we hope to accomplish by selling on TPT.
 Number one on my list is one that many of us are dreaming for. I remember being a substitute teacher waiting for a teaching job when the economy was on the decline and they were laying teachers off left and right. I knew to be patient, but I also was very low on funds. I just want to pay off the debt I incurred when I wasn't making as much.
I would also like to buy a house! I am one of those people who looks at for dream houses and wishes and hopes... I am also realistic and know that it will take saving and sacrifice, so I know this will come once my debt is paid off. :)
I LOVE to travel, but, as teachers know, travel can be EXPENSIVE! I would love to spend my summers traveling and enjoying areas of history that need to be explored. Plus, a trip to Walt Disney World wouldn't hurt, right?

Summer is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some time to reflect on the previous school year.  It also gives teachers time to daydream and think to the future.  In honor of summer and the time time off we're giving ourselves from our teacher reality we want to know your dreams for your teaching career.  For this Tell All Tuesday, we'd love for you to share your "Teacher Bucket List."  What hopes and dreams do you have for your teaching career?  Do you want to go back to school to become a reading specialist?  One day become principal of your school?  Or something else in the realm of teaching?  Dream big and don't hold back!  Share your Teacher Bucket List with us today!


  1. You have such great goals and dreams!! I agree with all of your Bucket List items, I would totally love that to happen for me too! Good luck with your goals and dreams, I wish you the best in achieving them!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!! P.S. - I LOVE your blog design, how fun!!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Kindergarten Dragons

    1. Thanks, Erin! *Great name, by the way* I was going to tell you that Scrappin' Doodles has new Dragon clip art today!! You should check them out! So cute!

  2. I completely agree with you, I love CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT!!! SO glad to find someone else. I am sure people think I am crazy for this interest. I just love your blog!!!

    1. Not crazy at all, girl!! :) I was on our curriculum committee last year, and am already hoping to be on it again this coming year! :) That's one of the main reasons I love TPT so much, because it gives us fresh ideas and helps us to develop better strategies!

  3. Erin, I enjoyed reading your bucket list. I have been lucky enough to be apart of my district's ELA team for the past four years and it has been a great experience. We wrote new curriculum that is tied to the Common Core Standards. This summer we have been revising the assessments we have in place. I hope that you get this experience as well. Thank you for taking the time to link up with us and share your bucket list. I wish you all the luck as you continue to work towards your goals.

  4. Love your Bucket List! You have some amazing goals! A reading coach is an awesome position to work toward! We enjoyed reading your post! Good luck! :) Thank you so much for sharing!
    Much love,
    Ashley and Brooklynn