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This was one busy week: Open House, Patriot Day and First Lady of Florida visit! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs and also getting a head start on my Saturday Snapshots because I'm off to Biloxi tomorrow bright and early. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
We love Julia Cook! Her stories are awesome. We are working on not erupting (interrupting) with our volcano mouths and being a danger ranger instead of a tattle tale.

We predicted what each big word in the Pledge of Allegiance meant and then researched the words by looking them up in dictionaries and using online resources. I hope the students have a better understanding after this process.

One of my favorite stories to read in 1st grade is I AIN'T GONNA PAINT NO MORE! by Karen Beaumont . I introduce labeling this way. Of course I also let them label me with post-its. I sure hope the sweet mother I had volunteering doesn't post the picture she took :) 

Finally developed the pictures for our Birthday Board. Where do you send your pictures? Right now I'm using Wal-mart and Sam's because it's cheap. 

I'm in love with my new seat pockets from HAPPI NAPPI. They are amazing. They holds binders, tons of journals, workbooks, etc. They supposedly last for 6-10 years. Definitely an investment but so worth it in my eyes. They are made from durable denim. 

Open house picture !

Florida's First Lady came to visit our class on Thursday. It was a nice treat. Mrs. Ann Scott read Officer Buckle and Gloria and also answered many questions. My kids were ecstatic. 

I'm announcing the winner of the soothing box Sunday !


  1. What a magical classroom you have! I love all the bulletin boards that you have displayed and how the children are always so involved in every aspect of learning!


  2. Fun photos! I bet the kids loved taking them...:) Have fun in Biloxi...my parents love it there and go often. I have never been but plan to go one of these days!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Keep Calm and Imagine

  3. Your classroom is beautiful! Just found your blog and became a new follower :)

    Primary Buzz

  4. How exciting to have Florida royalty visit your room! I'm sure your students will remember it forever!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. That was there favorite thing in first grade so far LOL. We did a writing right after the visit. :)

  5. Wow, you have had a busy week and with a visit from the first lady of Florida. I want to be in Miss Nelson's class too!!! Your room is so adorable. I know I have told you before that our color scheme was the same, but yours is a hundred times better. It is so inspiring. The bulletin boards look great. Hope you have fun in Biloxi and I am glad to see your feeling better! Thanks for sharing.


    1. Hey Jamie,
      You are too sweet. I LOVE your room too. I'm feeling so much better. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. I just love your classroom! It looks like such a FUN place to be!

  7. Your room looks beautiful! I am so jealous of the counters and cubbies, and that cool tile! The colors are perfect and the boards look great.

  8. I want to teach next door to you and have you mentor me.
    Would you be so kind as to share how you did the My Mouth Is A Volcano.... pictures. I LOVE the display and the idea.
    Your birthday board is another terrific idea.
    What lucky children and colleagues.

  9. Your week was so busy and fun! I love all the pics you have in your classroom. I'm sure it makes your students feel extra special seeing themselves up on the walls. Cute bulletin board activity too my friend.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  10. Always love your ideas and pictures. Thank you for inspiring me!

  11. Love the volcano pictures! I used to love reading I Ain't Gonna Paint No More when I taught firsties. I think I used to have them paint the pictures with watercolors. Do you remember? I had no idea the First Lady of Florida was coming. Such exciting stuff!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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