October 3, 2015


It has been weeks since I have sat down to blog. Pre-planning began in mid August, school immediately after, and my last semester of grad school after that. On top of all that insanity, I am also in the process of being certified to have interns, am a mentor, and am trying to help a team of new teachers learn their way through our teaching world.

Anyways, here are some updates on what's happening in my life lately, and most importantly, in the world of 3rd grade! #iteachthird #andiLOVEit

Doing our favorite team builder- Save Fred

Learning to work around the room

First year of Words their Way

Adding inquiry lessons into each unit 

Bringing technology into the classroom- Answer Garden is a great visual formative assessment 

And of course... what's a blog update without the puppies! 


  1. We did Save Fred about a week ago and loved it! And I just ordered three of the words their way books to begin using with my kids. I'm hoping they will work as great as I've heard!
    Enchanting Elementary

  2. Puppies just make me smile! I love teaching third, also. They're the perfect age. They're young enough to still be really excited and to LOVE their teacher, but they're old enough to use self-control and be independent learners a lot of the time. You've been really busy! Have a great week.
    Laughter and Consistency

  3. Love the team building activity with saving Fred!! Also, your puppies are adorable!! (: