I Have a Dream…

I don’t even know where to start with this post.            Teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my favorite things about my job, hands down. One might think that it would be a fine line to walk dealing with such young students, but…

Go Mrs. Waters, It’s Your Birthday!

Okay, so I will be the first to admit—I LOVE birthdays! I will also be the first to admit…I also love my own birthday. I have slowly trained introduced my husband to the joy of the celebration of birthdays, so it should be no surprise that I am gearing up for…

A Very Hungry…Classroom Decoration!

If you’re anything like me, you always have an eye out for cute new ideas for the classroom. I constantly have my camera at the ready, a notebook on hand, and an eye/ear open for creativity–it’s all around us! I have learned that inspiration can be found in the most…

10 Classroom Resolutions: New Year, New(ish) Classroom

Every year as the new year approaches, my mind is filled with a long list of promises I commit to making to myself. With each new year, comes a fresh start. While that sounds all fine and dandy, the reality of it is that most resolutions last a couple of…

Rejuvenate Your Room: Turning Over a New Leaf

This break has been SO needed, both personally and professionally. It’s frustrating when I hear how “easy” it must be to be a teacher, because we all know that isn’t true. We earned this break! As much as I needed this break for personal reasons, all of us teachers know…

Letter Larry

Writing letters is a huge staple in our first grade classroom, not to mention one of the most FUN activities we do! This year, I have really focused on upping the fun factor in my classroom–not to say it hasn’t ALWAYS been fun ;). I am really into creating songs…

Currently…

…it is December 1st, which means another link-up with Farley! Check out my current musings via her fabulous “Currently” link-up image: Also, speaking of December, just a reminder to visit the TPT sale tomorrow and Tuesday (12/2 and 12/3!) to load up on some SUPER sales. TPT will be giving…