Sunday, September 29, 2013

A New Year, A Lot of Fun

I am so excited for this school year! Already, the students and I have quickly gotten to know one another and dove in head first learning. We have been busy practicing our math facts to fluently add and subtract numbers within 20. One strategy is to remember our doubles facts. The children had a great time learning the doubles rap. Check out their version!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's March already! Where did the time go?? Last week was so busy; with our class performance at the Midnight Rooster, the Read Across America celebration, and trying to squeeze in progress reports.

I am so proud of my 2nd graders performing their reader's theater play Hansel & Gretel and the Creepy Woods by Jeannette Jaquish. That script and others can be found at They really rocked it! Not only did they get in character, had expression, but also remembered their lines WITHOUT their scripts! That'll really be an event to remember. Check out their play and other pictures from Read Across America Day. 


Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm so excited about my new website design! Great thanks goes to McKenna at Project3Designs. She listened to the vision I wanted to depict on my webpage and kept me involved in each step of the process. Learning at any age can take you any place you want to go. Live.Dream.Fly  

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Its that time of the year when teachers evaluate where their students are, and what they need to do to change instruction to improve for the rest of the year. My 2nd graders just took the math map test. I was anxious to see the results and am so happy that each child has improved. The improved descarte on the map site has been beneficial in my planning. Check it out if your students take the map test.


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.