First Days of First Grade 2018

First Days of First Grade 2018

I can't believe I'm writing this post... I REALLY can't believe I'm already back in the swing of all things SCHOOL. I decided to keep my same Farmhouse Flair Neon theme this year. I was crazy busy this summer creating classroom decor... I fell in love with the...

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It’s Been a Long Time

It’s Been a Long Time

I'm back! It has been a long time since my last post. Three kids, husband, job, and summer....enough said. I am going to rededicate my self to the BLOG! The dreaded BLOG! Just kidding, I love the BLOG, but I can never seem to find the time. So here it is, my first...

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Fluency in the Classroom

Fluency in the Classroom

One of my main goals as a first grade teacher is to develop fluent readers. Readers who love to read. Readers who can pick up a book and read for enjoyment! Readers who feel confident. I'm going to share with you a few ways that I focus on reading fluency in my...

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Reflections on 2016

Reflections on 2016

Knowing that 2016 is coming to an end is a bit bittersweet. 2016 has been so good to my little family! Sophie and Addie are becoming independent yet Beckett needs me more than ever! Yesterday, we were at a restaurant... I was walking Addie to the bathroom. {she has a...

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I’m BACK…..

I’m BACK…..

I'm BACK... It's been almost a year...  A LOT has happened in our little family. So... Here's what's been going on.... We welcomed a new addition to our family in October.... Beckett McKenzie Griffith. He's pretty much perfect and our family is definitely complete. We...

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Sight Words

Sight Words

I'm so excited to be joining some other great bloggers for our monthly iTeachFirst link up!   In these linkups we share tips, resources, activities, freebies, and teaching strategies that work in our classrooms! If you like this post, be sure to follow me and the...

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Second Week of FIRST GRADE! {Howard B. Wigglebottom}

Second Week of FIRST GRADE! {Howard B. Wigglebottom}

My belly is GROWING! I have nine weeks left... and I'm tired!  I definitely feel different this time!  I'm not sure if it's the exhaustion of having two littles that are ready to play when I get home or that I am just older!  But.... I'm definitely...

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The First Days of First Grade

The First Days of First Grade

Y'all.... I survived the first three days of school!!! It went something like this... 4:00 AM... I'm wide awake? WHY? Who knows... I would like to blame it on my huge pregnant belly... BUT, I always do this on the first day!!! So... around 6:00 I made a trip to...

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Classroom Reveal {2015 – 2016}

Classroom Reveal {2015 – 2016}

My room is finally DONE and ready for kids on Wednesday!!! So... get ready for a picture overload!!!  I'm going to start with a broad view and then show everything close up!!!  {I realized that I had my camera on the wrong setting when I got home... you have...

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