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Hi there! I’m a mom, wife, first grade teacher, and curriculum designer. I love teaching and I also enjoy creating resources that engage and inspire our little learners. My goal is to save you time while providing researched based, high quality, engaging lessons and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of ALL students. I hope you’ll stay for a while. I’m so glad you’re here.

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Reading is MAKING MEANING with Kevin Henkes Author Study

Reading is MAKING MEANING with Kevin Henkes Author Study

At the beginning of each school year my goal is for my students to have fun and enjoy reading! My first reading lesson is to teach them that reading is MAKING MEANING. My students learn that they can read a story by reading the words AND/OR by reading the pictures....

Farmhouse Tie-Dye Classroom Decor

Farmhouse Tie-Dye Classroom Decor

Anyone else love the tie-dye trend right now?!? I love tie-dye... but I also love farmhouse! SO... I decided to combine the two with my latest Farmhouse Flair Tie-Dye Classroom Decor. Get ready for a picture overload because I'm going to show you everything included...

Classroom Reveal | Farmhouse Flair Neon Tile Classroom Decor

Classroom Reveal | Farmhouse Flair Neon Tile Classroom Decor

I'm already thinking about what I want to do with my classroom next year! Our classrooms are FINALLY getting new floors... which means EVERYTHING has to come down and get boxed up... I've decided that if I want to change themes this is the perfect time to do it! This...

Digital Fluency Passages and Word Sorts for Google Classroom

Digital Fluency Passages and Word Sorts for Google Classroom

My fluency passages have gone digital! I also added an interactive word sort! Today I'm going to share with you why I created this resource, why I added the word sorts, and how you can use this resource in your classroom! Why digital fluency passages? Our begining...

When Distance Learning STOPS feeling so “Distant”

When Distance Learning STOPS feeling so “Distant”

  There were a lot of things that I thought would happen this spring.... I expected a trip to the beach, endless soccer games, I expected to be wrapping up my school year with themed days, read alouds, and endless hugs. I guess I could say.... the end of my...