Never Forget

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? I will never forget the exact moment that my Dad called me into his room to give me the news. I remember that I was blow drying my hair and getting ready for middle school, just like any other day. However, 09-11-01 was not just any other day. As I stood and watched the news with my Dad, the ... Read more

Apple Themed Toddler School Lessons

I am so excited to share this amazing journey of toddler learning that I have embarked on with my son! This past week we started toddler school in our home. My son is 2 1/2 and is the perfect age for working on pre-academic skills that will help prepare him for kindergarten and beyond. For our first unit of study, I created an Apple Themed Unit.... Read more

Learning Numbers to 120

Learning how to order numbers to 120 is often challenging for many of my students. To help my students learn to count to 120, I created number cards from 1-120 that students can use to create a life-sized 120 chart on the carpet. I love watching my students work together to create this 120 chart. It is the perfect math center since my students a... Read more

Long Vowel Reading Activities

Teaching long vowels is one of my favorite concepts to teach in first grade! In all honesty, it can be exhausting and challenging to teach long vowels, but there are so many fun ways to teach these concepts. It is always so rewarding to see my students master their long vowels because I know how tricky this skill can be! Long vowels are easily c... Read more

Teaching Honesty in the Classroom

Honesty is a character trait that is so often forgotten in today’s pop culture. Our children are immersed in a life of social media, television, and other outlets that do not teach our students the value of honesty. As a first grade teacher, it is SO IMPORTANT to me that we train up our littles to be honest students from an early age. Hopefully,... Read more