I have finished teaching my second week of first grade! First grade has been such a huge change from third grade. I was pretty shocked at the difference, even though I knew that, going in. The kids need much more assistance throughout the day with things that third graders can do independently, like shoe tying…… Continue reading Roll and Read Sight Words
You guys! My classroom is finished and ready for the first day next week. I am so excited with how it turned out. My aunt was dying to decorate it and we chose an “under the sea” theme. She had been gathering ideas on Pinterest, and we replicated our favorites. The theme went perfectly with…… Continue reading Under the Sea Classroom Reveal
I can’t believe that I only have three weeks of summer vacation left! I am really excited to get back into the classroom and working with my new little ones, but am also so nervous about the grade switch! Going from third grade to first grade is going to be quite the adjustment, but I’m…… Continue reading Making Word Work Powerful – and Fun!
This post contains affiliate links, which means that each click and purchase gives a small portion of the proceeds to me. Please note: This costs you nothing extra, and helps me be able to continue my many craft and sewing projects, along with our home improvement projects! We have been so busy working on our…… Continue reading Salt Dough Handprint Bowl
I cannot even believe that the end of the school year is coming up in just a handful of weeks! This year seems to have flown by, and before I know it, I’ll be packing up my classroom and heading to a new school. I will really miss my kiddos. I’ve had an awesome class…… Continue reading End of the Year ABC Countdown
This article contains affiliate links. Thank you! I’ve been fighting a nasty sinus infection for weeks. I finally caved and went to Urgent Care, where I was prescribed a nasal steroid and antibiotic. After three days of being on the medicine, I’m finally starting to feel more like myself! Which is awesome, because we have…… Continue reading Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope all of you are going to celebrate tonight, whether that be eating corned beef and cabbage, listening to Flogging Molly, or going out to an Irish pub and really living it up! We’re headed to an Irish pub nearby, The Celt. I’ve never been to an Irish pub – let…… Continue reading Leprechaun Traps
What is Kahoot? I was completely unaware of Kahoot and had never even heard of it until a few weeks ago. My school district had a training, and the keynote speaker introduced us to this incredible website, even letting us use it. Kahoot is a free website that allows you to create learning activities for any subject…… Continue reading Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to do an art activity that centered around Valentine’s Day without being too mushy and lovey-dovey for my students. They get so weird about Valentine’s Day in third grade, acting like the opposite sex’s Valentine is a marriage request. It cracks me up! I’m writing this…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft
With all of the cold weather and snow that we’ve had lately, I wanted to incorporate the blustery, winter season into my art activity for the week. I had browsed through Pinterest and had seen some amazing projects, but the majority of them required tons of supplies that I didn’t have and were a bit…… Continue reading Winter Hats Art Activity