ELL · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · schedule

Did that just happen??

Y’all, if I hadn’t really just lived that first day I really wouldn’t believe that it had just happened.  It was SUCH a whirlwind.  I was feeling so nervous about not having a special on our first day, and it ended up that even without a special we still didn’t get to about 4 different… Continue reading Did that just happen??

bucket filling · classroom management · clip chart · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · logical consequences · relationships · time out

Taming the Wild

Okay, y’all, I’m attempting my first link-up here, so in anticipation I request your patience.  =)  I’m linking up with Blog Hoppin for their Teacher Week soiree. Today’s theme is all about taming the wild.  Or classroom management.  Now, I want to be 100% real with you–if I did not have an excellent classroom management… Continue reading Taming the Wild

common core · DC · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · math · reading · responsive classroom · teaching point

The Fear

Y’all–I have the fear.  Big time.  You can get THE FEAR here.  Basically the fear stops you from being productive, and I’m being productive, but I’m too scared to go back to my classroom.  I’m feeling like I will never be ready for school, but just to let you know that I’m not totally screwing around all… Continue reading The Fear

DC · first 6 weeks · first grade · first week · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · morning meeting · responsive classroom · share · sharing

Responsive Classroom, Anyone?

The end of summer is so close.  Yesterday, the hubs and I were at a concert and we took some drinks to tailgate and I was refusing to drink fall-y beers because I refuse to acknowledge the fact that fall and back to school are just around the corner.  I am tenaciously clinging to the… Continue reading Responsive Classroom, Anyone?

DC · family · first grade · home visit · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · organizing · parent volunteers · parents · partner · prep · relationships

Home Visits & Parent Volunteers

I canNOT believe that there is only one more week of summer break!  In DC, teachers go back on August 19th, and our new little loves come to us on August 26th.  Literally two weeks from Monday I will be greeting 27 brand new first graders.  Yikes!  I don’t know if it’s been how busy… Continue reading Home Visits & Parent Volunteers

craft · first grade · first week · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · infographic · plans · schedule

Skipping Town

Y’all.  The back to school pressure is REAL!  My to-do list grows every day, and I’m not really sure I’m making any forward progress.  It’s literally keeping me up at night. However, said pressure is not stopping me from leaving my lovely husband behind for the next few days in DC while I hightail it… Continue reading Skipping Town

books · First Day Jitters · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · reading · TpT

No More Math…For a Little While

Hello, friends! I’m quite confident that everyone thinks I only talk about math now, which is ironic because anyone who knows me in real life knows I’m a little bit of an idiot about math.  But I love teaching math way more than I ever loved learning it when I was in school myself. There’s… Continue reading No More Math…For a Little While