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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, January 29, 2017

Young Authors

This past week, students planned, revised, edited, and published their narrative writing.  It was a wonderful experience for me to listen to them share their writing with their peers!  Here are a few photos from our week:
Sharing Writing with Peers
Playing Five-in-a-Row with Three Cards
 Student of the Week

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Positive Behavior School Wide Kick-off

This past week we had an assembly to kick-off our school wide positive behavior expectations; additionally, we have been playing games in Math about missing addends (focusing on making 10), and going through the writing processes to write a narrative.  Here a few photos from our week:
Tens Go Fish
Student of the Week

Sunday, January 15, 2017


We had a jammed packed week full of fun learning!  Our awesome PTO sponsored the Cincinnati Zoo Bird assembly to top off our wonderful week.  Here are some photos from our week:
Writing Our Schema about Ice
Using Our Senses to Observe Ice
Cincinnati Zoo Bird Show
Make 10
 Ice Melting Experiment 
Counters in a Cup
 Fun Friday Creations
 Student of the Week

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!  We are beginning to settle into our routines in room 103 after our winter break.  One challenge I'm currently facing is having enough storage on my phone for photos as well as its battery life.  I'm looking into some options to upgrade; meanwhile, the photos I post might be fairly slim.  Here are a few photos from our week:
 Student of the Week

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy Holidays

We ended our first half of first grade with many fun holiday-related activities.  Here are some photos from our week:
 Parent Gifts 
 Our Holiday Twins :)
 I love watching their excitement as they open their gift from me.
 This was my view after they opened their gifts.
(Have I mentioned that I have the best job ever?)
Reindeer Craft and Writing
 Winter Party 
Student of the Week

Thank you for being a part of a wonderful first half of the school year!
I am looking forward to watching the students continue to grow during the second half.
Happy 2017!