Friday, December 4, 2015

Five for Friday

Where did this week go??? WAIT, what am I saying??? TGIF!!! I mean I am certainly not the only 1st grade teacher who wonders if we will all survive until break... right????  I mean I love my firsties and I love the Christmas season, but put these two loves together and YIKES!!!!

Here is a little look at my 


This week I had the pleasure of spending Tuesday with one of my teaching besties, Molly!! Molly is a second year teacher and I am blessed to be her mentor!!! I must say I learn more from her, so I am not sure who mentors who!  Molly teaches Kindergarten and I just love seeing her little Rays in all their glory!!!  She does amazing things with them!


I am really trying to use more Kagan strategies this year and get my firsties working together.  They are loving it and we are getting better everyday!!


This school year has had many ups but also some downs!!! A few times my passion and love for teaching have been challenged. Through those times, I have been lucky to have my two pals above to get me through!!! These two know just what to say or do and when to say or do it!!! Blessed to have them!!!!


Today was College Colors Day!!! Bet ya can't guess we are in the Midwest can ya?


Joey's elf, Noel, arrived this week!!! She loves finding her and I love starting a new tradition with her!!

Thanks for checking out my Five for Friday!!! Go link up!!!!


  1. It's so awesome that you and your mentee get to learn from each other! :)

    1. I always feel weird being called the mentor because it is for sure mutual learning!!!!

  2. Having awesome teaching buddies is a major necessity! I don't know what I'd do without mine! I'm so grateful to work with such amazing people!
    I bet Joey loves having an elf! I love seeing all your pictures on Instagram. She always looks so happy!
    Shine on in First Grade

    1. Thanks Sarah!!! I love taking the pictures, she is so much fun!!!!