This little blog turns 1 today!!!
I have to admit, I really had my doubts...more than a few times along the way...I'm not a huge fan of publicly sharing, but I heard it gets easier & I'm happy to report that it does! This blog has even turned therapeutic for me as I have a chance to write about my students & hear about others' teaching adventures. Now I couldn't imagine my life without it (pretty heavy, huh?!).
Thank you to my followers who leave comments I've been negligent responding to (besides a lot of head nodding, which you can't see - I promise to get better!). If it weren't for you, I would definitely have thrown in the towel a long time ago!!
I'm so excited to see what this next year brings!
How do you celebrate special days in your classroom? I teach inclusion in two first grade classrooms, but I'm also hopping in & out of the four other first grade rooms, plus seeing my former students in the halls, at arrival, etc.. I easily receive 100 hello hugs before 8:00 am and issue possibly more teacher looks every single school day. I hear about birthdays, pets, new siblings, & so much more I really shouldn't be hearing!
It gets a little tricky remembering birthdays, so I have resorted to pre-printing, laminating, and keeping these cards in my office:
Celebration graphics & frames from KPM
Font from Jessica Stanford
There's six per page featuring birthday messages and other positive notes. I print out 2-3 of each at the beginning of the year & then restock when needed. The top loop on KPM's adorable doodle frames lends itself to a quick hole-punch & you can thread a ribbon to turn it into a necklace! Wearing things around the neck tend to get distracting with my friends, so sometimes I skip that step :)
Please click here to download your own set!
Thanks again for being here - I appreciate you!
Year One - in the books!!