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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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Party

I hope that everyone is enjoying their winter break!  It sure feels good to unwind and spend quality time with friends and family.  Since we have another snowy day, I figured I better upload some photos from our last week at school before break.  Seeing their precious faces just makes me miss them even more! :)

Student of the Week

Collecting Data for a Survey

Parent Gifts

They turned out so cute...I hope you enjoyed it too!

Mr. Holden :)
I just love the shoes he got from his Secret Santa!

 Showing their holiday spirit!

Opening and (hopefully) Enjoying My Gift

Don't forget to make a snowflake and bring it to school!

Love this book...and the craft!

Winter Party Fun!

 MY FLOOR!!!!!!!! ;)

A huge thank you to all the families who have helped make the first half of this school year so successful!  I am looking forward to more fun in 2013!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Polar Express

Wow, what a week!  We worked hard on choosing one attribute of an object as we played Guess My Rule, we traveled to three countries, and we took a magical ride on the Polar Express!  Here are a few photos from our week:

Guess My Rule

Traveled to England
(thank you to our parent, who was born and raised in England, and shared her experiences)

Some of our Grinch Grins

Polar Express 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Celebrations Around the World & Grinch Day

Oh, how I love this time of year!  Even though it can get pretty tiring and hectic, it is so worth all of the connections and wonderful memories we create!  For two weeks, our first grade classrooms teach about a country's traditions, food, language, and more.  This past week, students traveled to Germany with me, Mexico with Mrs. DeLotell, and Australia with Mr. Holden.  Our class was fortunate to have one of our student's dad, who was born and raised in Germany, provide us with a wonderful presentation!!!  On Friday, we had lots of fun for Grinch Day.  Here are some photos from our wonderful week:
Played Missing Numbers

Traveled to Germany

 Grinch Day!

Love the Shirt!

Student of the Week

The First Grade Team :)