Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So long 2013! Time to get 2014 started!

One of my many New Year's Resolutions for the classroom is to keep up on my blog!  I'm starting right now!  :)  The year of 2013 is gone and going through my photos I realized that I had many things to tell you all about that happened in our classroom!  We have been so busy that keeping up with my blogging has taken a backseat.  Sometimes as a teacher I feel like I'm just not doing enough, not getting enough done and I get nervous when time ticks by too quickly.  Looking through these pictures I realize that all is well and my students are doing great!  We have celebrated holidays, worked on writing, strengthened math skills and learned new strategies.  I'm so proud of how far they have come so far, but I'm so anxious to get started back to work to see how far we can go!  I hope you enjoy the pictures!  Check back for more in 2014!

Another Resolution?  NEVER let my desk get like this again....

In November we celebrated Veteran's Day and our FREEDOM

When I consider how far we've come with writing, it always blows my mind.
I just LOVE watching my students write, using their fingers for spacers between
words and concentrating on forming each and every letter, word and sentence.

We happily celebrated Christmas this year and enjoyed a huge FEAST of donated goodies.  Students brought books to exchange as gifts and everyone loved ripping the paper open to see what was inside. 


Every great classroom has great parents to help!


Our last week of school was busy and full of celebrations, programs, work, and gift, it's always nice to set some time aside for a quiet and calm READ-IN.  Students brought blankets, pillows, coloring books, books, magazines and we all just chilled out and enjoyed some down time with friends!

I love this picture -- two boys simply enjoying a good book!


  1. Very Cute! My kitchen table looks like you're desk and I clean it everyday .. it's just where stuff comes to rest!

  2. I know that table! I have one in my own house! My problem is...if I'm not careful, EVERY table within two feet of my reach becomes THAT table!

  3. I love to see the Pictures!! Just want to say your doing a great job with the kids!! Zac Is doing so much better this year,, And he just loves you Thanks

    1. Thank you so much! That is great to hear! Zachary is doing great!

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVE it! You are one terrific teacher, and the kids are blessed to have you! Keep up the great work! ;)

    1. Thank you, Katie! I have great students, a lot of support and a solid group of great parents to work with and that all helps!