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I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in June 2009. I began my wonderful career teaching first grade shortly thereafter, in August 2009. In June 2016, I completed my Masters with the focus in Reading grades K-6th grade. This will be my seventh year utilizing a blog and hope that it will provide parents with another avenue to view their child's accomplishments throughout the school year.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


We have had another awesome week in room 103!  Something new this year that I have been incorporating with students' learning are lessons promoting growth mindset.  It has been such a joy watching students show their understandings of it!  Here are some photos from our week:
First Grade Students in Room 103!
 Literacy Stations 
Reading and Writing about Stellaluna
Who Dey!

Students did a fabulous job sharing their artifacts this past week too.  I got so wrapped up in listening to their presentations that I forgot to take a photo of two students.  I decided not to post any since I did not capture all of them. :)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Showing What We Can Do

This week we've been introduced to and practiced using various Literacy Stations, played addition and subtraction games, and as part of our growth mindset lessons, discussed things that we cannot do yet.  Here are some photos from our week:
Literacy Stations:  Showing What We Can Do
 Growth Mindset
 Scholastic News:  Ways to Show Kindness 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Having Fun While Learning in Room 103

What a great, fun week we had this past week!  We began learning how to use some Literacy Stations, we played games in Math, and we read and discussed how we learn from making mistakes.  Here are a few photos from our week:
What a First Grader Needs to be Successful
Double Compare
 Practicing Using the Listening Station 
ClassDojo Making Mistakes
 After reading Beautiful Oops, students made pictures from squiggles.
 PBIS Assembly 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Welcome to a New Year!

We've been off to a great start to the new school year in room 103!  Students have been learning lots about our procedures and routines, expected behavior, and making new friends.  Here are some photos from our first eight days:
Solar Eclipse
 Math Tools Exploration

Practiced Reading Independently

 More Math Exploration
 Using Whiteboards to Show Learning