Sunday, September 29, 2013


How is it that Sunday nights come so fast? It feels like one minute, we are all so excited it's Friday, and then it's Sunday night.... just like that! Well anyways, I had a great weekend spending time with family and friends. But as always, it went by too fast. Here are some snippets of my weekend!
But, I figured an update on my classroom and our shenanigans seemed fitting. I cannot believe that I have had my very own classroom for a month now. I love my 36 kiddos, and I am extremely pleased with the community that we have built in our classroom. Our third grade family:-) We have been working really hard on building our stamina for Daily five in our class. Check out these sweeties
My kids are just loving word work! I introduced four different options for word work this past week. My kids will get to choose from addition spelling, scrabble spelling, magnetic words, and secret code spelling.
I also found some great word work over at the amazing classroom
And finally, I was looking for a fun way to use my old scrabble tiles for word work. I knew I wanted the kids to use the tiles to practice their spelling words/word work, but I was looking for a recording sheet. Hop over to 3rdgradethoughts for some great resources! 

And that's a little tid bit into our little third grade family, one month in, building our stamina. 

And hey, I can officially say that I have survived a full month of teaching in my VERY OWN classroom!!!

Happy Sunday! 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Better late than never! Classroom Reveal!

Hello Blogging World! 
I am just beginning my blogging and teaching journey. I just recently graduated from the University of Michigan in May, and I got hired to teach third grade in the school where I did my student teaching. Yes I know, I am beyond lucky and grateful.  I also did my student teaching in the second grade, so I have a lot of my same kiddos in my third grade classroom this year! Here are a few pictures of what our classroom looks like. 

This is just a glance from the front door. You can see our tables, reading nooks, and computer space in the back corner. 

Our student coat hooks with student numbers! 

Our adorable clip chart from the wonderful A Cupcake for the Teacher

 This picture was taken before our first day, so this is a display of our reading table along with our cafe board. 
                                                    Guided Reading table and storage 

                            Our supply caddies with our wonderful labels from 4th grade frolics
                                         Just a few whole brain teaching display posters and some inspiration:-) 
                                                                Our Birthday Balloons 
                                  Eventually, this will be filled with words. But this is the beginning of our word wall. Above, I have hung adorable genre posters from the inspiring the tattooed teacher

                                                        Our cute little reading nook! 
                                                           Truly do believe this. 
                               I really like the way our writing bulletin board turned out! 
                                                                 Daily 5  book boxes! 
       Writing and Math Journals, whiteboard and marker storage and our formative assessment poster
                                                            A glance from the back! 

                                                            I finally have my own desk! 

I hope you enjoyed this small glance into our third grade family, and thanks to all of you inspiring teachers out there who helped create this classroom.