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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, March 17, 2013

Reader's Theater and More

We had such a great week!  It was neat to watch all of the students develop as we worked on our Reader's Theater.  Some words they used to describe how they felt about themselves after their performance include:  "happy, awesome, great, excellent, popular" (one of my favorites).  Including performing our Reader's Theater, we read and completed follow up activities about Fairy Tales, finished our Literary Nonfiction unit, and worked with various patterns in Math.  Here are a few photos from our wonderful week:
The Three Little Pigs
We read The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs;
we completed a Venn Diagram afterwards.
Making Costumes & Props for Reader's Theater
Reader's Theater Performances
Troll Bridge Performers

Mr. Wolf and The Three Little Pigs Performers
 Crying Wolf Performers
All By Myself Performers
Student of the Week

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Little of This and a Little of That

Happy warm Sunday!  After having this wonderfully warm weekend, it is almost hard to believe that we just had our first snow day in two years this past Wednesday.  The title of my post pretty much sums up what we have been working on this past week:  Reader's Theater, Fairy Tales, Literary Nonfiction, Patterns, Homophones, and writing complete sentences.  Here are a few photos to show some of our work:
Writing Telling & Asking Sentences
in My Good Sentences Book
After reading Jack and the Beanstalk
and Giant and the Beanstalk,
we did a Venn Diagram about the Giant.
Worked on Patterns in Math
Student of the Week

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

If you haven't been told yet, March 2nd was Dr. Seuss' birthday.  We had such a great time reading so many of his whimsical books!  I took way too many photos this week...I will do my best to not make this post too long.
 We finished our George Washington or Abraham Lincoln papers.
Spring Picture Day!
Waiting ever so patiently for others to finish getting their photo taken...
Made a Class Book after reading The Cat in the Hat
Top Hat Tuesday
Wacky Wednesday
                                               Our First Reader's Theater
Oobleck, Oh Yea!

                                                  Student of the Week