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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, 2017

Note Takers

This past week, we read about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  I was inspired by our Art teacher, Mrs. Cooper, who showed me the wonderful notes of some students who wrote while they watched a video about an artist they were studying.  I offered students the same opportunity while we watched Brainpopjr about the two presidents.  They were able to rattle off many facts using their notes after the videos.  I was blown away by their responses!  Here are some photos from our week:
If I Were President...
Representations of Data Collected
 Gallery Walk Noticing Our Representations
 
Note Taking While Watching Brainpopjr about George Washington 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

This past week, we had a great time as we celebrated Valentine's Day!  We also worked hard on writing an opinion piece; students needed to write an opinion statement, support their opinion with a reason, and write a concluding statement.  For the last lesson, students wrote their opinion piece as a blog post.  Then, students shared and commented on each other's writing.  It was a wonderful experience for all!  Here are some photos from our week:
Our Craft and Writing for Parents
Valentine's Day Party
Passing out Valentine's Day Cards

Sharing and Commenting on Each Other's Writing
 
 
Sample of Writing
 
Sample Feedback Paper
 Student of the Week






Sunday, February 12, 2017

Science!

This past week's Science focus was all about taking care of our bodies.  We had a blast learning about the human body during COSI; we are so lucky to have a wonderful PTO that support these great programs!  Here are some photos from our week:
One of our friends was called up in front of the school during the COSI assembly.
 
Hands-on Learning
 
 
Healthy Teeth Writing & Tooth Ninja Craft
  Student of the Week

Sunday, February 5, 2017

100 Days Brighter

We had a blast celebrating our accomplishment of being 100 days brighter!  It was awesome for students to recognize the growth they have made thus far this school year.  Here are some photos from our week:
What can I even say about this? :)
Five-in-a-Row Subtraction with Three Cubes
 
 
100 Days Brighter
 
 
 
 Our New Year Goals
 Working Hard on Writing Sentences Using Vocabulary Words
 Many Ways to Make 10
 Polar Bear & Penguin Writing
 
 Student of the Week