Wednesday, August 1, 2012


First Day Poem


I am planning to read these the first two days!

Borders, don't you just love them??

 Basket I sprayed and decorated to hold my daughter's weekly papers.

                    Pinterest hold her stuffed animals!

                                                             Target One Spot Deals!!!


I have been lazy, I mean a lady of leisure, as my sweet grandma used to say. I have been just enjoying summer with friends, family, and my sweet little 6 year old! I go back in 3 weeks so I am *trying* to start preparing myself. Today, I plan to work on creating some "Back to School" activities and sharing some pics. Hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Beach time!

Heading to the beach, but just finished a Common Core Workshop and have many ideas in my head, so when I return I will start making items to go with the 1st grade CC. :)
Happy Friday!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Seahorse Art

I love Eric Carle books! We read "Mister Seahorse" and painted seahorses and then decorated them with tissue paper. Cute! The kids loved them!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

This and That

     Happy Weekend!! I've had a few comment on my title (yes, a lame attempt at fun from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, which I have read!) but it goes a little deeper than that for me...I thought of all the things that encompass a classroom and a teacher and I don't even know if 40 shades cover it! Nonetheless, if you haven't read the books and my attempt at a little sarcasm  fun doesn't make sense, think of 40 wonderful shades of crayons!! What teacher doesn't love crayons?!?!? I am like a kid in a candy store when all the stores start having their back to school specials and yes, I do hoard up crayons! :P
     I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!! We have FOUR more school days with the kiddos next week and then our summer begins! I am planning to relax by the pool quite a bit with my cutie!

Last year at the pool

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I am so excited to have created my first teaching blog! I have MANY that I frequent, so I decided to start my own. A little about me...I LOVE first grade and am so blessed to be a part of an awesome team at my school! They are truly amazing teammates and we work together very well. I am an avid reader, have a rising first grader and LOVE the beach! One of my main goals of this blog is to create Common Core material that can be used in first grade. I am starting to create some materials now and hope to post them soon. Please be patient as this as all new to me, so I hope to learn quite a bit about technology as I go along. :)