Sunday, November 8, 2015

Welcome to First Grade Smarty Cats!

Hello there!  Thanks for visiting my new blog, where I'll be writing about the fantastic world of first grade!

A little about me: I'm in my 14th year of teaching elementary students.  I've taught everything from transitional kindergarten (for kids who aren't quite ready for full kindergarten) to third grade.  My favorite grade completely depends on what's happening that day!

I have a new Promethean board, which I love, and am finding new ways to organize my curriculum with this technological wonder.  I'm also piloting Writing by Design for my district, and teaching Math Expressions for the first time.

I believe that an organized classroom and a caring, engaged teacher can make a world of difference for both students and their parents.  I try to be that teacher, every day.  Welcome to my little corner of the world!

A huge "thank you!" goes to Laura Strickland of for the darling cat image.