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I am a teacher and a wife! I love being both. I have been married for a year and half and I love every minute of it. I can't wait to share our lives with family and friends!
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012


After successfully linking up with the Newbies Blog Hop I have had so much fun getting to know some new bloggers.  When I receive a comment, I always go check out their cute blogs for inspiration. 

I have some exciting news for you:

1. I have 10 followers!  I am excited to get to know each and every one of them! 
2. I have been nominated for 2 different awards! 

I am so excited!!

I am so honored to receive these two awards.  Thank you to Miss Doliboa from Fashionably First Grade, and Mrs. Thiering from The Friz !  This post would not be possible without you :)  Go check out their up and coming blogs!

Guidelines for the combined awards:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
(and follow their blog)
2. Link back to the person who nominated you
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated

And the Versatile/One Lovely Blog Award Goes to ….
(in no particular order)

Here are 7 random facts about me
1. I just got married in November
2. I love to monogram everything in my house 
3.I love to go to the beach 
4. My favorite color is navy and green 
5. I have 1 brother 
6. I love teaching scared about 1st grade
7. I am so excited about my blog, I hope I am good at it.. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Hop

What perfect timing for a Newbie Blogger Link party because this is my 2 week of having my blog :) 

I love hearing from other newbies like me so I just had to participate. 

Here's how it works:

1. Answer some questions - see below
2. Head over to Janis' blog to link up.
3. Check out other newbies' super great blogs!
4. Tell your friends!

What state are you in? Florida 
Your current teaching position. First Grade!! 
Your teaching experience. This is my third year teaching. I taught Kindergarten the past two years
When you started blogging. I started blogging this JULY so I am still new to everything,
Share a blogging tip/blogging resource. To remember to take a lot of pictures and everyone is so nice because I had no idea how to do anything and had to e-mail a lot of people. I love how everyone is so helpful :) 

So, now that that's done. Follow my blog so that I'm not follower-less and then go link up at Janice's blog 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Chevron Items I made

I am so happy with how all the new things I made for my classroom turned out. I can't wait to put them up in my classroom. I hope that they will work for your classroom as well.. If you download, kindly leave some love :) and don't forget to follow me!  Click HERE to view my Teacher Notebook Store

I am so excited!! I am opening my Teacher Notebook Store

I have always admire all the teachers that made stuff and put it on Teachers Notebook, so I deiced to learn how to make files. With some help from friends I finally figured out how to do it :) I have added a Freebie!!! It is Chevron Numbers 0-10.. Go check it out and don't forget to become a follower

You can grab a FREE copy HERE

Thinking Math !!

For the past 2 weeks I have been doing a training called "Thinking Math". When I first started the training I did not really understand what Thinking Math was but by the end I thought it was a wonderful course. Thinking Math teaches you different ways to solve problems and really makes you see how important it is for your students to have a STRONG number sense. Also, it taught me that I need to show my students multiple ways to solve problems and that my students don't have to use the same strategy. Engaging young children in conversations about how they "see" sets of number is a great way to start. One day in class we were talking about the Part, Part, whole model and that it is difficult for students to understand Part, Part Whole so I made a visual to help my students.

I had an Ah Hah movement when I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and found a good find.

I went home and monogrammed them so that I can use them in small groups or centers.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Daily 5 Book Study

Work on Writing:
 Last year I implemented Daily 5 in my Kindergarten class and now I am moving to 1st grade so I am not sure how my work on writing will be this year. I can see it will be a fun colorful center. I will allow my students to use color pencils, markers, crayons and special stickers. I also usually have different pictures at my writing center if they get stuck on what to write about. I allow them to do free writing when they are at the writing center. I usually will make them a writing journal book just for the writing center. For holidays I will have some fun writing about the holiday that is coming up.

Word Work
My students love Word Work and get excited every time they go there. When they are at Word Work they are working on that weeks spelling words. There are many different ways they can practice their spelling words. They can roll the word out in play dough, stamp the word, write the word fancy, write the word rainbow style, and they can use magnets to make their word. When they are finish at this center they can play literacy games that I make up with the sounds we are working on.
Here is a cute worksheet that Mel-D Seusstastic  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Classroom almost done :)

I have been very stressed with the switched to first grade. Not only am I moving up from kindergarten but I am also moving classrooms. I have tired to get most of my room done because I have been doing a lot of district training and taking grad classes so it can get a little crazy. Here are some pictures of what I have done so far......

 As you can see I have a Daily 5 board in the front and I am excited to implement Daily 5 this year. After rereading the book and doing the book study I can't wait!!!
 I love how my "Bravo" board turned out!! I will display student work up there. This year I am using Dots and Paisley on Turquoise from Creative Teaching Press!

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Classroom In Progress!!

I am trying to finish my room before Pre-Planning!! I will add new pictures when I finish!!

New Blog !!!

I am very happy to announce I have a new Blog. I am making this blog to capture my year in 1st grade. I have taught kindergarten and now moving to 1st grade and I am very excited!!! This year will be a very trying by excited year. Not only am I moving grade but I am also in grad school, so I hope I can stay above water.