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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Welcome Back


It has been seven years since I typed in this third-grade blog, taught in private school, completed my master’s degree, and returned to public school. 

My personal life has been filled with lots of challenges and many, many blessings. We are healthy. We are learning as we go. We continue to rise to whatever comes our way, and here we are, doing and trying our best. Teenage parenting is hard, I tell ya!

I have given myself permission and time to find some parts of me that I took for granted. It feels so good to be here! So, welcome back…

You are in the right place if you are:

  • A third-grade teacher (or second-grade teacher) looking for ideas to implement in your classroom (tested and approved by my students). 🥰
  • Looking for supplemental resources ready to be implemented in your classroom. ✅
  • Searching for ideas to keep you going! Did I say I love organization too? 😎
  • Looking to save time by trying what has worked for me so you get back to what is important…spending time with your students. ⏰
  • Looking to connect with a teacher who continues to be as passionate about her job as she was 18 years ago. 👩🏽‍🏫                                                          

I would love to hear from you!  Please reach out anytime via Instagram DMs and say hello.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Blog Design!

I literally just finished e-mailing my blog designer. I am sure you have heard of Gabby from Gabby's Classrooms, right?  She is amazing and so easy to work with.  She made my new blog look happy and refreshed, and I am so grateful for her work ethic and amazing designs.

Adios old design. Hello, new you!
Love the new fonts and the colors!

Graduate school and life have kept me busy. I hope I can be a better blogger soon one day :)

Here's to meeting you soon!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Parent Communication

Communicating with parents is something that you learn to do with time. Parents do want to know what goes on in your classroom.  College did not teach me how to ask for things or deliver information that needs to be shared.  The way you communicate with your parents is something that needs tweaking just like anything else that happens in your classroom.

I have tried many things: weekly/monthly newsletter, daily e-mail, Weebly (classroom website), written notes, agendas...  Some proved to work better than others.  Some were a ton of work and not very successful.  This is a topic I continue to struggle with.

On the other hand, these have been the most successful ways of communication with my parents:
  • A monthly newsletter (not printed, but e-mailed).  My current school sends everything electronically, but I did print them years prior. 

  • A quick e-mail at the end of the day. Nothing special. Simple and to the point. #notcutethough

  • The latest bestest thing has been sharing about our upcoming field trip using Maribel's Letter Templates. Trust me when I say... you need them! 

  • I would like to get to be a bit techier and use Instagram, remind, Facebook. Maybe next year :)
Goal for my 2015-2016 year: Better Parent Communication. Here's to that!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Project {One Dollar Gift}

My third grade kiddos finished their Mother's Day project yesterday.  Because my kids travel through both of our third grade classrooms it is hard to get them done quickly. But they are done :) Wrapped, ready to go. a. week. early. #ithasneverhappennedbefore

I have updated this product a bit.  You know you need one, right?  ;) 
If you have it already go get the new version (do not forget to leave me some love). 

Start with a one-dollar photo album. Choose the prompts you like your students to complete (36 to choose from), wrap using tissue paper, a gift tag, and some tulle. #mothersdaykeepsake 

These are some portraits created this year:

I asked my daughter to help me create an album for me.  The truth is... I wanted to see what she would say about mommy. Here are a few of her answers. 

Would you help me pin this product? 

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fill it Up with 100... {100th Day of School Freebie}

I am blogging at Primary Powers today.  Come and visit to pick up a quick idea for the 100th Day of School.

Hope you like it!