Crafts · Fabric · Sewing, Quilts, Baby, Crafts

Modern Hexagon Quilt

I love to quilt. And when I found out one of my closest friends was having a baby, I was so excited to make her upcoming little one a baby quilt. I had seen quilts all over Pinterest done with a hexagon pattern, which I really loved. I decided to make my own hexagon pattern…… Continue reading Modern Hexagon Quilt

Art · Teaching

Construction Paper Fall Trees

This cold weather had me thinking that my class should do an art project having to do with fall and the soon-to-be changing leaves. I didn’t want to do something too complicated, as it would be our first art project of the school year. I searched Pinterest for ideas, and obviously found tons that I…… Continue reading Construction Paper Fall Trees

Teaching

Roll and Read Sight Words

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

Teaching

Under the Sea Classroom Reveal

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

Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

What a weekend! Chris and I served as hosts to family and friends for the eclipse. We were lucky enough to live directly in the path of totality, so we were all able to sit out on our front grass and watch the show. I was completely amazed at how spectacular the eclipse was. It’s…… Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Teaching

Making Word Work Powerful – and Fun!

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!

Cooking

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Instead of procrastinating any more, I’ve finally gone into my new classroom and started getting everything set up! I’ve been having dreams for weeks about the first day of school, nightmare style. In the dream, my classroom is completely empty and bare, and I have no idea what I’m doing. I decided I should probably…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef