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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, October 1, 2017

Firefighter Phil

This past week, we had fun while learning important fire safety information, practiced composing and decomposing shapes, and enjoyed receiving our free books from Scholastic!  Here are some photos from our week:
Highlighting Short a Words
 Sharing Ways to Fill a Rhombus, Trapezoid, and Hexagon 
Firefighter Phil
Showing Many Ways to Fill an Outline
Thank You Scholastic!
 Picture Day Cuteness

Sunday, September 24, 2017


This past week students made connections with how to be a good citizen with Constitution Day, enjoyed listening to a special guest read on Talk Like a Pirate Day, and used shapes to fill-in an outline.  Here are some photos from our week:
Constitution Day
 Geometry Fun!
 Mr. Holden Reading, Are Pirates Polite?
Playing Fill the Hexagon

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