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The Ultimate Substitute To-Do List

Get Into Self-Care

Dedicate some time out of every day to take care of yourself. No excuses, this Summer! Pour yourself a cup of tea each morning and take time to meditate on your goals. Make a to-do list and take on your daily challenges with confidence!

Re-read Your Favorite Book

Re-read all of your favorite books and rediscover the reasons why they’re your favorites! Try journaling and even note your favorite quotes and reflect upon them. Which of these books can you share with your students in the coming school year?


Get involved with the community this Summer! Find new opportunities to get out of the house and get involved. Volunteer with organizations in your local community to help make it a better place for children, like your students, and their families.

Spend Time Outdoors

Soak up the sun this summer and absorb some of the Vitamin D you’ve been lacking this school year! Find a reason to get out daily and stay active. Take time for old and new hobbies. Try a sport, take a walk in the park or just simply sit outside, take in the view and practice your breathing.

Prepare for Next Year

It’s never too early! Reflect on what did and didn’t work this past school year and get better with your technique. Perfect your lesson plans and find new and engaging activities to try with your students in the coming year. Visit and save activities to try out in the Fall. Learning is an experience of growth so always keep challenging your students and yourself.

Relax. You Deserve It!

Rest and relaxation are vital to your daily schedule this Summer. So kick back and really take advantage of the Summer Break. You deserve it! We hope your time away from the classroom will help you reignite your passion for the important work you do, not only as educators but as mentors for the students you will serve this school year.

"Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us."

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