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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 25, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

We had another wonderful week!  Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not cooperated with our plans to go on our nature walk, so we are hoping that Monday afternoon will be rain free!  Fortunately, Mother Nature did not interfere with our plans to continue learning and using Literacy Stations.  Students have done fabulous work during this time, proving that they are capable of staying engaged in an activity while I meet with small groups during Guided Reading.

Last week we learned two new stations:

 Pocket Chart Station

and...


Listening Station

We also continued to practice using the stations we already learned.

On Friday, we had our Student of the Week share.

I am looking forward to another great week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Go Bobcats!

Just had to share a photo of a student wearing his Ohio University shirt!
I'm a Bearcat at heart, but since my son is currently attending OU, part of me is turning into a Bobcat. 


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Literacy Station Fun!

Students have been learning how to use Literacy Stations this week and have done a fabulous job following what they 'Can Do' at each station!  So far, we have learned what we can do in the ABC Station, Game Station, Buddy Reading Station, and Computer Station.




Some of our Far-Out First Graders showing what they
'Can Do' at the Buddy Reading Station.


More Far Out First Graders at Literacy Stations.

Our third Student of the Week!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fun Filled Week

The students are beginning to feel comfortable with the morning and dismal routines.  Packing up the TURTLE binders have been challenging to some, but we'll get there!  :)

It is so important to take things slow in the beginning of the year, so when students are expected to work independently while I am working with small groups, they know exactly what to do.

Here are few things we did this week:


We practiced two of our Literacy Stations.



Played Math games, Compare and Compare Dots.

And had our Student of the Week share!

Looking forward to another great week! 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Few of the Many Things We Did This Week!

Mr. Lovell read to us.

We explored tools that we will use in Math.

We played 'Find a Friend'.

And had our first Student of the Week share!

Great Start to the School Year!

It has been an exhaustively wonderful start to the new school year!  The students are quickly becoming familiar with the classroom routines and expectations.  They have also shown how well they like each other; which is a huge asset to their every day learning!  I am so excited to see all we will accomplish this upcoming school year!

Thank you to all of the parents who came to Parent Information Night!  I loved seeing the high turnout.  Hopefully you found the information you received well worth your time!