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Thursday, July 26, 2012

A year of Firsts

I have decided that I want to start blogging again.  This time however, not about myself or about weightloss, but about my year of firsts, literally.  I have accepted a position as a first grade teacher and I know that everything will be a first.  I want to have a place where I can reflect and learn from my mistakes as well as my triumphs.  First grade is very new to me and I never saw myself teaching the primary grades. I am excited about this new adventure though.  Hopefully I can gain some insight into myself, my students, and my teaching style by writing about it.  I will share funny stories from my day with no names of course and will upload pictures of cute projects and decorations.  Here are a few to start.  I finished my classroom management board and most of my door yesterday. I am doing Owls as you can see from my blog title.  I am getting ready for the year.  I plan on doing different leaves on the door tree as the year goes on to keep with the seasons.  I will post more pictures tomorrow after I finish my room which right now is a disaster!!!!

Thought this was cute:

Everything I Needed to Know 

Everything I needed to know, 
I did not learn in Kindergarten. 
Everything I needed to know, 
I DID learn in first grade. 
Everything I needed to know, 
And some things I didn't, 
My students taught me, 
When we shared first grade.
-       Debi Landrum


  1. All of yours owls are so cute!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit my 1st grade blog when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. This is adorable! Can you explain your behavior system?

  3. Kara- everyday each students owl starts in the branches because they are sitting high in the treetop. If they get in trouble repeatedly then they will move their owl to yellow which is squirrelly behavior. In other words a warning. If they continue to do the same thing the move to red where the raccoon
    Lost their