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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. This is my fourth 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, August 31, 2014

Off to a Great Start

I cannot say enough about how well these first two weeks of school have gone!  We are working hard learning about and putting into practice our routines and showing that we know the expected behaviors.  Here are some photos showing a few things we did last week:
We discussed and showed how to care for books.
We played Collect 20.
 
We finished our STARS books and signed our contract stating we know how to be Safe, Trustworthy, Accountable, Respectful, and have Self-Control.
 
 
We showed what We Can Do in the ABC Station. 
  We shared our writing.
  
We built staircases.
  
As you can see, we accomplished A LOT last week!
Please congratulate your child on a job well done. :)




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School

After a wonderful summer, the first week of school is officially in the books!  Before we visit our first week, I have to give props to my awesome hubby, Scott, for his help getting the classroom ready.
Before...
...After
  
Since I haven't received all the permission forms for the blog, I cannot post all the photos from this past week. Here are a few Math photos from our FABULOUS first week:
Exploring Math Tools
 
  
 
Looking forward to week two!!! :)








Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Summer of Briana

Happy Summer!  As you can see, I typically don't post much in the summer months.  This summer has been no exception.  It is amazing how much there is to do for your child their senior year of high school.  Since that's what has taken up almost all of my time since school has let out, I thought I'd dedicate this post to my wonderful daughter, Briana.
She turned 18!
Graduated Cum Laude!
Briana helped arrange the Youth Programs annual banquet.
Typically, about 175 guests are in attendance.
 Briana making her senior speech.
 Briana received a Leadership Award!
We spent lots & lots of time getting our house ready
and decorations made for Briana's graduation party.
 

My proud accomplishment ~ the centerpieces!
  
 Scott's proud accomplishment ~ our new turtle pond!
 

We've wrapped up our Summer of Briana this week with a two day orientation at UC.  What a great summer it has been thus far! :)

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer as well.  Please don't forget to log your child's reading at www.reading-rewards.com & utilize ScootPad.com.

Last, for anyone interested in learning more about the Museum Center's Youth Programs: