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Christmas Tiles

Christmas Tiles

Today I'm going to share with you my FAVORITE student parent gifts ever! They're inexpensive and super quick and easy. I love them so much that I always make my own children pose for a photo!! First... you need to gather a few materials. I purchased everything except...

Teaching Prefixes

Teaching Prefixes

I can't even believe it's almost NOVEMBER. My baby is THREE. It doesn't seem right! He should still be in diapers!! I'm loving this school year!!! I love my class... I always do!! BUT... it's extra special having my girls at school with me each day!!  Our five minute...

Context Clues: Becoming Word Savvy

Context Clues: Becoming Word Savvy

Fall is HERE.... Well, it might be fall season... but it's still 85 degrees here in Kentucky.  I would take the 85 degrees  if I had a pool in my backyard.... I'm working really hard to convince my husband that we NEED a pool...ha! I'm not thinking it's going to work!...

Building Sentences, Expanding Sentences & Types of Sentences

Building Sentences, Expanding Sentences & Types of Sentences

I love teaching. It's the thing that I know I'm good at. The one thing I KNOW... I think I would say that I have a gift to form relationships. To think outside the box. To create engaging resources. And.... to ignite a passion for learning. I've taught for 14 years...

Worms and NOUNS

Worms and NOUNS

Well.... We've made it through 16 FULL days of first grade! My students have learned the rules and procedures. I've completed A LOT of assessments and I'm really getting to know my students. I'm positive that it's going to be a GREAT year! It's also pretty awesome...

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...