Friday, July 20, 2012

The Count Down Begins....

Today is one month until my new class of first graders arrives! This is my second year to teach first grade after teaching K-1 Community Based Instruction for six years! Last summer I felt very overwhelmed starting a new position, not to mention I married my wonderful husband on June 25th and my little sister married her wonderful husband on Aug 13th! Keep in mind I live in Arkansas, her wedding was in Destin and school started on August 15th! Needless to say it was a whirlwind of a summer! I feel less overwhelmed this year and I am very excited to begin blogging this school year! One of my goals is to list all of the wonderful blogs that were so helpful during my first year of teaching first grade! Today I want to tell you about a give away at on decoding strategies to use in the classroom and send home with parents! You can buy a copy through Mrs. Bates TPT store!
She is giving away a free copy if you go to her blog and enter to win through Raffelcopter. I'm blogging from my phone so please excuse not having official links!! I have sooooo much to learn but I'm very excited! Have a fabulous day!!


  1. Hi! Welcome to are SO ADORABLE! I can't wait to read more from you.

    Take care,


  2. I'm your newest follower and I'm excited to see how your blog changes. I know I am learning new things everyday. It is so much fun and addictive!

  3. Hey girl! I found you...I thought this is where you were. It just took me a minute to connect your name with your blog. =)

    I'll email you again with some tips. =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. Wow! Hopefully this year will be a little more calm for you. :) Just found you through the blog hop (which I'm going to have to link up with now since I just started blogging in June) and am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my 500 Follower Giveaway that ends tomorrow!

  5. Hi! I am your newest follower (well, until the next person joins, then they will be your newest follower - LOL). I would love for you to stop by my blog.
    Adventures In Teaching

  6. Hi there! I found your blog on the Newbie Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Head over to my blog to check it out.

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade

    1. Hey! Thank you so much! I have been following blogs for about a year and just recently started blogging and the encouragement from other bloggers is so fun! I will be checking out your blog ASAP!

  7. I also found your blog on the newbie hop. I am also lucky enough to teach Grade 1 and I'm so excited to meet other Grade 1 teachers. I have an award for you on my blog as well! Head on over to grab it!