Classroom Pictures!

I love the chance to take a peek into classrooms around the world so I thought I would take a minute and share my classroom with you! My classroom walls are a bit bare now since I save a LOT of my wall space for student work and anchor charts we make together, but I […]

Life as of late!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little 5 for Friday action! It has been quite awhile since I’ve blogged here at TGIF because…. well… life is life… and life can just be busy! Here is a little peek into my life as of late: 1. Being pregnant! This journey sure has […]

Anchor Charts Galore!

My class is becoming covered in first grade anchor charts. A couple weeks ago, I shared this picture on my FB page: This is only about 1/4th of the anchor charts in my room. I have used anchor charts in previous years, but only about 1 per subject and I would switch them out each […]


I am so excited to announce that I just recently got a teaching job here in Mass…. and… it’s in FIRST GRADE!!!! Thank God! (ha ha ha ha ha…) I got to see my classroom for the first time yesterday and it is HA-UGE! It is honestly about 3-4 times the size of my old […]

Finally DONE! & Word Wall Cards

TAAAA-DAHHHHHH!!!!!! I have finally finished all that I can before I leave tomorrow for my much needed VAY-CAY-SHUN! The before picture: My teeny classroom looking all dark and dingy! And after… In all its glory:   A couple different views! My focus wall! Marvelous Math! I’m going to try out having 8 different math tubs […]

Currently! & Classroom Updates

First and foremost, I am linking up with the hilarious Farley, over at Oh Boy it’s Fourth Grade for the August currently: Not much explanation needed here, except that I am excited to try on wedding dresses too, don’t get me wrong…. but in front of my friends and family…. everyone looking and giving me […]

Classroom Makeover – Stage 1

I finally got into my teensy weensy classroom to prepare! Take a look at the *before* pictures: This is from the doorway into my room… “Wait, Susan, there has to be more room than that?! What about if you turn to the right? or the left?” No…nope, if you turn to the right there’s not […]

READ! My Craftventure

Now, I may have mentioned this before… but “crafting”… yeah… not so good at it. I didn’t inherit that gene from my mother, who just happens to be a master seamstress/crafter extraordinaire. That being said, I decided to put on my big girl pants and head over to Hobby Lobby. E-GADS! Fabrics, paints, furniture, doodads. […]