Don't Forget...


Don't forget our Parent Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6-7 in the library! See you there!

Welcome to our classroom!

Here are a few pics of where we spend each day! Welcome to our classroom!

A view from the door

Writing station- Strategy posters will be added to the bulletin boards as they are introduced in class.

Our computer station.  Check out the Charlie Brown map! Sooo cute!

A close up of our clip chart-  The kids love that they are able to move their clips up for good behavior!

Reading Corner- Daily 5 anchor charts will be added to this bulletin board as we create them in class

Listening station- you can also see the students' mailboxes on the right. 

The Word Wall is up on the left.  This is our Calendar area/ Word Work station.  The felt board and magnetic easel are two areas students will complete word work activities.  There is also a pocket chart on the back of the bookshelf and overhead for other word work stations.

This is a better view of the Calendar area.  You can also see the overhead that is used for word work. 

Our class meeting area

I love my comfy chair!

A look at our small group table and my corner.

My Pinterest inspired project.  Love them!

I hope you enjoyed a look around our room! :)

Meet the Teacher

I wanted to do a quick post to let you know a little about me.  This is my fourth year teaching first grade.  I absolutely LOVE it, and I am so excited about this year!  When I have the time, I take a spin class a couple days a week.  It is my stress relief, it's a fabulous workout, and it is so much fun! I've definitely found something I love.  I also enjoy being crafty when I have time.  I love scrapbooking and anything I can Mod Podge.  I put together a scrapbook this summer from my Europe 2010 trip that was almost 90 pages!! I had a blast with it!  I also love to cook / bake.  I guess that's why I workout! HA!  Here are a few of my favorite things:
Diet Coke:
Seriously, I love diet coke.  

The Container Store:
I love to organize almost anything.  I'm a weirdo that actually enjoys cleaning, too.  I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing where everything is, and making it look pretty in the process!
I'm a kid at heart.  I guess that is part of why I love first grade so much!  I love Disney movies, especially the classics.  Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite!
I also love Charlie Brown! Anything Charlie Brown just makes me smile!

Mexican Food:
My good friends and I go eat after school about once a week! Gloria's, El Fenix, Taco Cabana, Little Mexico, Don Pablos, Mi Cocina... Love them all!

And last but not least, TARGET:
What can I say? I can spend hours there! And a few dollars too! ;-) Half my home and classroom came from Target.  The dollar spot is a teacher's best friend!  I'm convinced the air in Target has something special in it! It just makes me feel so happy!!

Well, there's a little about me! I can't wait to get to know all of my 'firsties' this year as well as their families!

Parent Toolbox

Another teacher (Teaching with TLC) posted GREAT information for PARENTS on creating the best learning environment for kids.  Click on the toolbox to check out this super resource when you have some time!