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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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We sure did have a lot of fun the two days we were in school
 before Thanksgiving break!

Here is a sampling of some of the fun we had:

We made Pilgrim hats!
 Of course, we had to have a 'silly pose'!

We made butter.

Later, we got to taste the butter!
The butter wasn't too shabby, if I do say so myself.

Had to add this one simply because of the cuteness factor!

We also began learning about subtraction in Math 
and finished our Question and Answer books in Writer's Workshop.
I am looking forward to seeing their timelines on Wednesday.

I hope that you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Lives of Pilgrims

This week, we learned a lot about the lives of Pilgrims, 
focusing more on Pilgrim children.  

Don't forget on Monday, students should dress as close as they can to a Pilgrim. We will make Pilgrim hats and participate in activities similar to Pilgrims long ago.  

In Math, we played lots of fun addition games, including Dot Addition.

Last, our Student of the Week shared!

Another Far-Out week! :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thank You Veterans!

This week seemed to have flown by!  I was able to capture a few photos of students sharing their Question and Answers books during Writer's Workshop, playing Counters in a Cup in Math, making our soldiers for Veterans Day, and our Veterans Day Celebration.  After we wrapped up our discussion of Veterans Day, we wrote letters to two veterans that attended our school assembly, thanking them for their service.

Love listening to the conversations as they share their books!

Having fun as they learn!

After reading The Wall by Eve Bunting, we finished the prompt "Veterans
are heroes because..." and then made a soldier.
You can see them on display in the school's lobby.

Thank You Veterans!

Our Student of the Week!

Twin Brothers!

One of our students welcomed two baby brothers to his family on November 8th.
Congrats to his entire family!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pleasant Parents

It was such a pleasure this week seeing and talking with parents (and grandparents) during Guests for Lunch and conferences.  
Thank you for all you do for your child! 

With so much going on, I almost forgot to take photos throughout the week.  
Here are a few of the photos I was able to snap:

It was wonderful to see such a high interest in purchasing
books at the Book Fair!

Our Student of the Week!