Tell all Tuesday: Teacher Bucket List

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!

Here's how to join in on the fun:
1. Grab the picture and banner above and use it to link back to this post on your blog.
2. Save the Teacher Bucket list picture to your computer.  Using a tool of your choice (I used Power Point) write your Teacher bucket list and upload it to your blog post.  
2. Write a post about the topic of the week.  
This week is: Teacher Bucket List
3. Add your link below.
4. Advertise your post using any social media of your choice.  

Technology Tools in the classroom- I have really enjoyed learning about technology from fellow bloggers as well as from my grad classes. A goal of mine is to get more devices for my classroom. I thought about using my old iPhones.  I also want to see what grants are available.  I want to write a grant for iPads.   There are many apps and tools I could use with my kindergarten kiddos if I had the devices.  Have you written a grant or found a way to get devices into your classroom?  If so please share, I would love to read your ideas.

Become a Reading Specialist- My heart is in kindergarten, and at the moment I could not think of any where else I would like to be.  Down the road, when I am ready for a change I want to become a reading specialist.  My passion is reading and writing and I would love to have the opportunity to try this role.  After a few years in kindergarten I went back for my master's in reading instruction.  I feel as though it has helped me target the needs of my young learners.  It always amazes me to watch them grow throughout the year as they learn to read and navigate through books.  Reading and writing is my favorite time of day!

I need this mug from Abby and Grace shop. 

Grow my TpT Store- But really, a dream of mine is to grow my TpT store. My hope is that my store continues to gain more followers and people are able to use the products I make to help their students.  I feel like I am in my happy place when I have the chance to sit down and create. I'm excited to see where this adventure takes me!  

Teach a College Class- I would love to teach future educators.  I think there needs to be a few classes entitled, "What they don't teach you in college, behind the scenes of a classroom." Ok, jokes aside, it would be rewarding to serve as a mentor for future teachers.  When I was in college I learned the most from the professors who were still teaching.  I always felt as though they had realistic expectations and could relate to us.  Over the past four years I have been a part of the kindergarten curriculum committee for ELA.  I have enjoyed having the opportunity to  lead institute days and professional development helping other teachers. A dream of mine is to continue on this path and see where it takes me.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my Teacher Bucket List.  

I hope you feel inspired to grab the pictures above and join in on the fun. I can't wait to read your list! 


  1. I've thought about teaching college level, too. I've said the name of my course would be "Never Wear White Pants and Other Elementary Truths"

  2. Such attainable goals! There definitely need to be some 'tell it like it is' courses in college for aspiring teachers. Thanks for sharing.
    Always Kindergarten

  3. I want to figure out how to use grants as well! It seems like a lot but the payoff for getting more technology would be so worth it! Thanks for the link up! Moore to Learn

  4. I love your goals especially how you and I both want to become reading specialists! One day we'll have to do it and cheer each other on! I love your idea for a real life college course. I agree, you definitely learn more from the professors who are still working in classrooms! Great post my friend!

    Teach Talk Inspire

  5. Thank you for sharing your bucket list. You and I have similar goals. :)

    The Teaching Twosome

  6. Love your bucket list!!! You would be an awesome college professor!

  7. I would love to be a reading specialist too! I regret not getting my masters in reading.

  8. I hope you have better luck getting Ipads than I have. (sigh) I wrote a grant two years in a row for Ipads and was denied each time. Good luck!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your bucket list!! You have a lot of really great goals, and I hope you're able to make them reality!!
    Thanks so much for hosting such a fun linky, I really enjoy it!!

    Warmest Wishes,

  10. Love it! I agree with your list! I know you can do it! I was reading about Google Classroom and I would like to implement that in my classroom this year with my firsties. I'm doing some HW on it. I would also like to grow my TpT and TN stores. Let's do this! Great Bucket! You go Diana! Check out my post, I even included a FREEBIE! :)

  11. I love your goals! I admire the college teaching. I sometimes think professors forget what it's like to be in the classroom.

  12. I love your goals! So focused and attainable. I wrote a grant last year and received 10 iPads for my littles. It was amazing seeing the students using the iPads in class. They are so connected to technology today and can do great things! I started looking for grants at the district level. It was a local grant from a non education family. I pulled some research about technology/audio books improving reading fluency, expression, and comprehension from my graduate thesis study and put into the grant. I also added some examples of how and when I would use the iPads in the classroom and what I expected to see. The grant committee told me they were impressed and had a better idea of what the students would be able to do with the iPads. I hope this helps!

    And I also want to teach college/future teachers! Once I'm ready to leave my firsties, if that ever happens!!
    Enjoyed reading your post!

    1. Thanks Jessica for the tip, I will definitely have to check into that! :)

  13. Teaching a college class is a great goal I hadn't really thought of, but a way to really reach (and help) future teachers!

    Literacy Spark

  14. First, I loooove the mug! I WANT that mug haha! Thank you for sharing your bucket list! Teaching a college class sounds very tempting! It would be so beneficial for new teachers! They definitely don't teach everything you need to know about this wonderful profession! I hope they come true!!

    Magically in First

  15. Thanks for sharing. I think teaching a college class is an awesome goal. I know I always appreciate and remember the great professors I had. I bet it would be fulfilling to do the same to future students!

    Texas Teaching Gal

  16. I love your goals! There definitely needs to be some college courses offered like those! I've always said college didn't prepare me to teach my first year did..what an experience! Thank you so much for hosting this link up. I look forward to it every Tuesday so much fun!

  17. Love your ideas for college courses! We need real life courses!
    Love your bright colorful blog. :)
    Mrs.B's Classroom Adventures

  18. We love to use technology in the classroom, too! Honestly, we may have pulled out an old iPhone or two for our Kinders to use! We are blessed to have an iPad and iPod in each classroom, but would love to have more! Imagine what you could do if each student had their own! There are so many amazing apps to be used in a Kindergarten classroom! Let us know if you find a great way to get a class set! :)
    Ashley and Brooklynn