Welcome! I hope to use this blog to share some of the amazing things my class and school does to make learning fun!
I have been teaching for 15 years already! I started teaching 3rd grade in a Parochial School, then I was hired to teach 1st grade for three years, was moved to 5th grade for 2 years, and then came back to 1st grade in the district where I attended school. I love that I'm able to give back the the school district that guided me to become the teacher I am today!
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, certified 1-8; a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and my Administrator License Pre-K-12.
I was finally able to get into my classroom tonight to drop off some of my treasures! Here are a few pictures of what I walked into:
My colleagues think I'm crazy because I completely strip my room each June! I like to come back to my classroom in July and August to a clean slate...I'm always changing my mind on bulletin boards and design and I actually think it's easier to come into a blank canvas and turn it into what I want for my new batch of firsties! :) So although I'm starting to turn the corner on the lazy days of summer, I'm also a bit overwhelmed at the work that is ahead of me...but it's a good feeling too! A fresh start for a new batch of kiddos!
This blog is for my students and families but if you're looking for a peek into the daily events in my classroom, you're more than welcome to stop by and see what we're up to. We would love to connect with other classrooms too!