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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, June 27, 2012

Great App

I am so grateful that I was able to bring home the iPad the PTO purchased for the summer.  I have been searching for new apps to use during the upcoming school year.  For those of you that have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod, I highly recommend you download Apps Gone Free.  Each day, there is a list of 5-6 apps that are free.  Scott explained the reasoning to me...he said that companies will offer their app for free for one day with the hopes of either gaining a larger audience who will in turn give them a 5-star rating and/or let people know that their app even exists.  The apps that I have found normally cost anywhere from $.99 to $9.99! 
 Love finding good deals! :) 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Science

After attending two Science classes this week, I've got Science on the brain.  If you have not used the website National Geographic for Kids yet, I highly suggest it!  Click on this link Summer-Boredom-Busters to get some great summer activity ideas.
I would love to hear about what you choose. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Work

I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer!  It has been wonderful spending some quality family time.  I don't know how many of you (parents) will be checking out the blog, but I found a wonderful resource for your first grader (really second grader) to work on this summer.  I have bought quite a few units from this first grade teacher, so I know that she provides quality work.  You will need to create an account (free) on www.teacherspayteachers.com.  The packet is only $5, well worth the money!
Would love to hear feedback from anyone who decides to purchase it.
Enjoy the rest of your summer! :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012


So, one of my first graders started his own blog (yes, a 1st grader)!  He absolutely loves technology ~ I may have to have him help me with my Smart Board next year. ;)  I was tickled to be his first follower!  You can check out his blog at:  http://cooper-v.blogspot.com/.

Summer Has Officially Begun!

I finished the closing down/move of the classroom today! Yippee! Next school year, I will be set up in the classroom across the hall - room 105. The extra time and work it takes to change classrooms will definitely be worth it. It was such a wonderful school year this past year - super students and fabulous families! I am forever grateful for you all!!! I hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!