Join me in my adventures of teaching the first grade through many pictures and stories!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!
We're spending the day in the backyard in the baby pool, grilling out and spending time with one another in celebration of this fabulous holiday. Feeling very thankful today!

💙 Leigh

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bright Neon Classroom Loot

Bright Colored Classroom Loot

This year I have found the best deals on brightly colored classroom supplies! I'm not a big fan of spending a lot of money on the items in my classroom. All of the supplies get a lot of use (as they should) so I like to shop for deals.

Michaels already has their neon colored summer items on clearance for 60% off. Some cute items found their way into my cart! The rainbow 10-drawer rolling cart is also only $30 right now! I've been eyeing these for a few years.

Michaels Outdoor Pillows: $6 each
These are the perfect pillows for a class library because they are made for outdoors so they're extra durable. First graders are not always so gentle on cushions in the library.

Michael's 100 Sheet Neon Cardstock: $9 (with coupon)
I love creating banners and signs for my classroom and door. This will be perfect for my star themed back to school door and bulletin board this upcoming school year!

Michael's Rainbow 10-drawer Rolling Cart: $30
I don't really even have a plan for this yet but I'm sure it will be the perfect storage piece for my classroom!

Michael's 3-Pack Neon Lanterns: $4
I think these will look great hanging above my classroom library with black and white striped ribbon.

Target Chalkboard & Paper Rolls: $3 Each
So I've been wanting to initiate a question of the day. I can't wait to hang one of these and write a question each day for students to write their answers as they finish their morning work or complete work early.

Target Addition Books: $1 Each
I love that these are laminated books. I bought 6 of them.These will be perfect for centers. Students can use dry erase markers to practice their addition by skill and erase when they are finished!

Target Phonics Practice: $1 Each
I love that these match so many of the common core standards we use in the first grade. I plan to copy pages out of this book to use for morning work or extra practice!

I'm sure there are even more brightly colored goodies that will be coming up throughout the rest of the summer!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Classroom Rules Flipbook

Looking at my beginning of the year activities. I love using this Classroom Rules Flip Book. I teach the first grade so we illustrate each rule as we talk about them! I think this would be a great incorporation into an interactive notebook. I know we review rules all throughout the school year.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Family Vacation

Enjoying a family vacation this week!
We're spending the week exploring and introducing the beach to our daughter. It's been so fun to watch her enjoy the sand, splash, and play in the water. I hope you're all enjoying your summer vacation with your families!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

You Are Someone Special

Brainstorming the perfect quote for my classroom door next year.
I love this one so far...

Leigh ♡

Monday, June 12, 2017

Stripes and Flowers Classroom Decor

I'm so excited about my new classroom decor set. I love stripes and flowers together. What better way to start a new school year than with fancy new classroom decorations! I love that they're stylish and cute. Here is the preview for my table signs. I love posting table signs above the table groups as well as on the board. It's a great way to group students and encourage collaboration and good classroom behavior at the same time!
Check out the Stripes and Flowers Collection ->Here<-


Thursday, June 8, 2017

I'm Back...

I have been absent for a long time...

I'm thrilled to announce the birth of my daughter, Emma, she was born in November. We are just loving life with our sweet baby girl! She is the happiest little thing and we're loving our life with her.

Also, I have completed my master's degree. After two years of teaching full time, having a baby and taking online and night classes, I'm thrilled to take a break. Now, time to focus on family and hobbies. Well, until I start master's degree round two!

Lots of love! -Leigh