And so it begins...

Well here I am. Creating a blog has been on my to-do list for about three years now and since I'm all about being fresh and new this year, I figured I would finally get it started.

Welcome to my blog! It is my goal to use this blog to share the many ideas I get from my own brewing brain, from the brains of others, or a combination of both. I am an avid Pinner, so I'm always looking at other ideas and thinking of ways to adapt them for my classroom. I will always give credit where credit is due and if you find that I haven't, let me know right away!

This will be my eighth year of teaching and I'm starting at a new school. I've been doing fifth grade for five years now. I'm an Air Force wife, so moving isn't new to me, but for the first time I changed districts without actually moving. I've spent 7 years of teaching, plus two years with AmeriCorps in Title I schools. This will be the first time working in a small district, one with just one 3-5 building for the whole area, 6 fifth grade classes total! I am so very excited for all of these changes and delighted to share my ideas with visitors to my blog.

Off we go!



  1. Ah a fresh new blogger! 3 is my lucky number so I guess I have 2 more years to go before I jump in!
    I'm a military brat so I know what you mean by moving. Most of my family are or were in the Army, Marines, or Navy. My mom wanted me to go AF but ended up teaching instead. Guess I'm the black sheep of the family. :D

    Good luck with your blog and the new school year.

  2. Thank you Michelle! Every family has to have a black sheep. My family thought I would be a lawyer, and I even convinced myself of it, going to school for four years on the pre-law track. Then I started coaching, and it felt so much more rewarding than a legal career, so I signed up for AmeriCorps and completed my service while working on my Master's in Ed. I've never regretted it, though my family members were very shocked at the switch. It's important to do what YOU love and it sounds like both you and I are doing just that :-)

    Have a great year! Thanks for your comments :-)


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