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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 sixth 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, March 12, 2017

Author Visit

This past week, we had some awesome learning experiences outside of the classroom.  We listened to some amazing presentations from the 3rd grade GEMS students.  We also heard from the author Mary Kay Carson.  Here are some photos from our week:
Hallway Display from Dr. Seuss Week
 Peer Review 
GEMS Curiosity Expedition
 Siblings! :) 

 Thank you Mrs. Ryan and 3rd graders!
We loved it!
Cashing in PBIS points ~ Lunch with the Teacher
 Our Response to Reading Life on Mars
By, Mary Kay Carson
 Mary Kay Carson Author Visit
 Student of the Week 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dr. Seuss Week

All I can say is, What a Week!  Dr. Seuss week is one of my most favorite weeks to teach.  I'm proud of my phone for holding as many photos as I took.  However, I realized there are a few more I want to include (here is to hoping my phone will have two good weeks in a row). ;)
Here are some photos from our week:
Red and Blue
 Collecting Data
 What a Group!
I LOVE My Team!
 Student of the Week
(from week prior)
Wear Stripes/Top Hat Tuesday
 Wacky Wednesday
 Bring a Fluffy Friend/"Sleep Book"
 Student of the Week

I just now see that I missed out on taking a group photo for Green Eggs and Ham day!
Like I said, What a Week! :)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Note Takers

This past week, we read about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  I was inspired by our Art teacher, Mrs. Cooper, who showed me the wonderful notes of some students who wrote while they watched a video about an artist they were studying.  I offered students the same opportunity while we watched Brainpopjr about the two presidents.  They were able to rattle off many facts using their notes after the videos.  I was blown away by their responses!  Here are some photos from our week:
If I Were President...
Representations of Data Collected
 Gallery Walk Noticing Our Representations
Note Taking While Watching Brainpopjr about George Washington