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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 sixth 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, February 26, 2012

American Symbols

I was able to get into the classroom today and retrieve my camera so that I could keep up with my weekly posts.  Although it was a short week, we were able to accomplish a lot!  




We had a great time listening to and learning from the School House Symphony!


We played Tens Go Fish.



We worked in groups to find facts about an American symbol.

Since I wasn't at school on Friday, I do not have a photo of our awesome Student of the Week; however, I will snap a photo tomorrow and make sure to get her photo added to the blog. :)

Cannot wait to get started tomorrow on all I have planned during Dr. Seuss week!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun

Whew, I don't know about your kids, but this kid is wiped out!  It must have something to do with having the Valentine's Day party early in the week...  Oh well, at least I have a three day weekend to rest up! :)
Last week, we had a blast preparing for Valentine's Day as well as having our party.


 On Monday, we made our parents' gift.
Sample of the gift, courtesy of my daughter.

Our Student of the Week, from the prior week, shared.



We listened to each other's hearts during our 'Healthy Heart' lesson.







What a great time and great parent volunteers we had at our Valentine's Day party!



The students really seemed to enjoy playing the Make 10 card game.

Our Student of the Week!

Hope you all enjoy your long weekend!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Healthy Teeth

We had a wonderful time last week!  Although I am unable to photograph everything that we do, I hope you are able to enjoy the moments I am able to capture!  

We met with a partner to tell them the topic we chose for our Literary Nonfiction books and three facts we know about our topic.



 We worked on fractions.



We had a blast and learned a lot during our science eggsperiment about healthy teeth*.





And we watched a video on Brainpop Jr. about caring for your teeth.


*Some of the packet used for our Science Eggsperiment came from Cara Carroll's Dental Health Mini Unit.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

100 Days Smarter!

What a wonderfully exhausting week!  It was great to see so many parents Monday and/or Wednesday night for conferences.  I told the students that it is no surprise that I have such an awesome class since they all have such awesome parents!  Thank you for taking the time to chat about your child.  Besides preparing for conferences, I also prepared for our 100th day of school.  I cannot believe how fast this year is going!!  I took quite a few photos, and it was difficult to decide which not to post, so I hope you enjoy all of them as much I do.

 Love those 100 glasses!  Looks like one student lost hers right as I was snapping the photo...

Of course, we have to have 'The Silly Photo'



These are photos from one of our two class books*; 100 Days Smarter!





The second book, If I Had $100, is too cute!!

Showing how to write numbers 1-100

Too cute!!

Just love how the glasses match her shirt!


We continued to measure and compare lengths using different units of measure.  

Our Student of the Week!

*From Deanna Jump's Math and Literacy 100th Day Mini-Unit