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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, April 29, 2012

The Sweetness Factor

As I look through the photos I have taken this past week, I must say that 'The Sweetness Factor' must have taken over.  


We did fabulous work on our Mother's Day Tea invites!

We continued to work on developing fluency with 2-addend combinations of 10 as we played Tens Go Fish.

This photo just about brought tears to my eyes!  I read this book during our Valentine Book Study as a book that holds a special place in my heart.  Two and a half months later, these four sweeties check it out at our library! :)

Our Student of the Week shared!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Illustrator Visit

We had yet another great week in room 109!  Unfortunately, I left my camera at school, but I did snap a few photos this week with my phone. :) 

 We had such a great time learning about the process the Canyons use when illustrating books.

 We worked in groups writing encouraging notes to our 3rd-6th grade classrooms about the upcoming OAAs.

I will post the other photos I have on camera next week. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Turtles and Poetry Coffeehouse

I think I needed a week's rest to be geared up for the fun-filled week we just had.  We certainly crammed in a lot in five days!  We started the week off with a visit from my husband, daughter, and some of our pet turtles.  We selected an insect we wanted to learn about, found at least eight facts (without teacher assistance), and wrote four sentences about the insect.  We had two safety assemblies with our resource officer and one anti-bullying assembly.  We finished the week off by inviting our parents in for our Poetry Coffeehouse!  Here are a few photos of our week:

This was a great learning experience!
So grateful to have a supportive family! :)

Students are gathering facts about their insects.

We practiced reading our poems the day prior to our Poetry Coffeehouse to a Kindergarten class.

The classroom is ready for our Poetry Coffeehouse!
We had a fire blazing and cool jazz music playing.

Our awesome Poets!
There were so many cameras going off at the same time...
I'm surprised I was able to get that many students to look my way!

*At the end of the day on Friday, I received an iPad (thanks to our generous PTO).  I have spent awhile already today downloading some free apps to use in the classroom.  If you have an iPad and know of any really good (free) educational apps, please either leave a comment here or email me.  Thank you!!!  I am so excited to use it with the students! :)