Sunday, September 14, 2014

What I've been up to

Hellooooo! It's been so long. Again. I have not forgotten about you all, I promise. I just haven't had anything good to blog about! I started school last week, but I'm mainly doing assessments so I don't have much excitement to share. Let me know tell what's not exciting: doing assessments every day for two weeks. I love my job, but I do miss those fun first weeks activities that you get to do as a classroom teacher. On the other hand, I don't miss the stress that comes along with it. So I won't really complain then. :) I've kept busy for sure though. I thought I'd show you a few things that I've been working on:

1. I've had this on my "to-do" list for a year now. I wanted to make a brochure for the parents at my school. My program is still very new (this is my second year) so I know there are still a lot of questions about what it is I do. I made a bunch of these and put them outside my room so parents could take a peek at their leisure. I was happy to have that done. If you are a reading teacher and want to take a closer peek, shoot me an email. I'm happy to show you!

2. I've been sort of working on this one for a while. I keep adding to it! This part I did a while back, but lately I've been adding some short story cards. I hope to have this fun unit for you soon!

3. Confession time. I STILL haven't taken picture of my classroom for you. It isn't that different than last year. For some reason, it still took me forever to set it all up! If you want to take a peek at my room last year, you can see them here. Last year I made the big change from first grade to reading teacher. When I was setting up my room, I realized something was missing. I had this small space that I wanted to fill but it was a tricky space. It's small. It's sort of a focal point when you walk in the room, but too high to really use as a teachable space for students. So I chose to put some of my favorite reading/education related quotes there. Here's what  I came out with:

Okay I'm realizing there is WAY too much glare to actually see anything so I'll show you this way:
(PS. I swear it looks way better in real life.)

I just love looking at these because it gets me all excited about teaching reading. Our goal is to  give our students the tools to make these posters come true, right?

Since there are only 4 of them, I decided to share these with you as a freebie. 
I hope they will make you smile too! :)


  1. Love those quotes. Isn't it funny how much we miss things that we never thought we would! Will your superhero pack be focused on cvc words? Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Teaching with Hope

  2. Great brochure! I too am looking forward to seeing the finished superhero pack!

  3. Hi Sarah! I'd love and appreciate a closer peek at your reading room brochure. My email is Thank you!! I know how you feel about spending the first 2 weeks assessing students; just finished our assessments last Friday!!

  4. I'm really interested in checking out your reading room brochure more in depth. My email is This is my first year as a reading teacher after teaching kindergarten for 7 years, so I'm looking for something I can use at Open House in a few weeks. I think your brochure would be perfect! :)
    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

  5. I would love to look at your reading brochure, as I am trying to create something like it. Please email me at