My First "Back to School" Purchases for My New First Graders!

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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.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Fun Night Last Night!

Last night was so cool!  Our downtown has an Art Walk the first Thursday of every month...well May through December.  Various artists set up their artwork along the streets and most of the shops remain open!  It was so much fun!  My cousin, Wendy Kromer, who creates amazing wedding cakes for the Martha Stewart Wedding magazines and books has her own bakery in downtown Sandusky where she not only bakes her cakes, she also makes awesome cookies, other treats!  Anyway... she was hosting a children's illustrator, Marsha Gray Carrington.  Now...if you don't know me well...I'm a sucker for great children's literature...whether I fall in love with the story or just the illustrations!  I'm always looking and purchasing children's books for not only my classroom but my nieces and nephew too!  She had 4 of her books displayed and one of them was one of my favorite stories about the Liberty Bell!
Saving the Liberty Bell
It's just the coolest story ever!  My kiddos love it!
So then I started looking at her other books...and because I have a horrible addiction, I just had to purchase her other two books.
Coriander the Contrary Hen 
Go Home, Mrs. Beekman!
She was kind enough to autograph them for me on the spot!  She also had several of her prints hanging around my cousin's shop so I'm feeling the itch to go back and make another purchase...but I'm going to try to hold back for now!

My sister and I are hitting the garage sale circuit today!  Not that I need to be spending anymore money as I've been spending money like a rockstar lately but I just might find some more trinkets for my math tubs and other work stations!  I'll post my goodies later! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love the, "spending money like a rockstar" comment. I've been doing that, too!
    I've got to get back to school so I don't put us in the red!