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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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HOLY SMOKES, a Freebie...and a Give-away! :)

Thank you so much for joining my First Year Birthday Celebration!  I have tons of comments that have put a smile on my face and several new followers of my little blog!  I feel like a "real" blogger!  So exciting!

As a little thank you, I created a beginning of the year activity that may interest you!  I'm always looking for simple beginning of the year things that most of my new firsties should be able to do without me so that I can do some individual assessments or just catch my breath!  I'm pretty sure this one will meet my needs and hopefully it will work for you too!  (It might work in Kindergarten too...with help!)

Click here for your FREE download!
I'm going to post it at my TPT shop for $2.00.  (Is that fair?).  For my faithful followers...that's you!  It's free!  Just click on the link above!  Let me know what you think...if you find any oopsies just let me know!

Just a reminder of my First Year Birthday Give-Away!
You have until Friday, July 13 to enter and I'll be choosing the winner on Saturday morning.  (This way I can get your prize in the mail over the weekend!)
Click here to read about and enter my give-away!

Speaking of give-aways...
Lacey @ Wild About Teaching is having a mother of all give-aways to celebrate her 500 followers!  Make sure you check out her blog...tons of fun stuff!
500 Followers...Holy Cow!
Well, today is a pool day and I have a few things that need to get done before I head out!
Hope you have a great day!


  1. What a great idea, thanks for sharing. I wanted to email you but I couldn't find your email address


    1. Hi Terri!
      I added my email on the right column! I'll hop over to your blog to give it to you too in case you miss it here!

  2. Thank you so much for the cute packet! My class is going to have fun!