Monday, August 8, 2011

New Year, New Ideas

As the beginning of another school year draws near, I am anxious to try a lot of the new ideas that I have gotten from fellow bloggers. From my new classroom layout, behavior system, Daily 5, and all of the printables that I have acquired (both free and bought from teacherspayteachers) I am really excited to begin with this solid foundation. I am also going to do my best to share materials as well. I love blogging and all of the other inspired teachers out there in cyber space.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Field Trip Pictures

What a way for us to learn about pulleys!

2nd Grade Field Trip

On March 31st, we traveled to Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC.  The children's museum is definitely a great place to plan a trip!  Everything ran smoothly and the children AND the adults had a great time exploring the different exhibits.  We were even able to check out a large city and compare it to a rural community where we live.  Check out some of our pictures from our trip. 

Gotta Start Somewhere....

Teaching is something that I am very passionate about, as well as golfing, shopping, technology, children's books, and now blogging. The truth is, I really enjoy a lot of things and like to combine my interests if ever possible. I started a class website a few years ago on It was a really great way to build a quick and easy site showing parents what we were doing each week. Templates were already in place for me to put events on a calendar, upload photos, documents, and videos. Then, a few months ago I came across several teacher blogs on this site. They were filled with student activities, and teacher ideas while still showing the teacher's personality and standing out. I enjoyed searching the sites so much that I thought I would finally give it a try. has been really good to me, however, I think its time to give this a go. Hopefully, this site will not only serve my students' parents, but also many teachers who can take just as many great ideas from me, as I have learned from them.