This year, I am trying “ClassDoJo” to reinforce positive behavior. I will be able to:

  • Encourage students for any skill or value- whether it’s working hard, being helpful, receiving a compliment from a substitute teacher, etc.
  • Get parents/families involved by sharing pictures and posts of wonderful classroom moments
  • Communicate with parents as a group and individually

You will be able to see your child’s behavior every day (you will ONLY be able to see YOUR child’s behavior). You will know what he/she earned points for/lost points for. Please feel free to write to me through ClassDoJo if you have any questions or concerns about school or your child’s behavior. After the first couple of weeks… I will most likely post more on ClassDojo than my blog. You may ask me anything and everything on ClassDoJo. Thanks for your patience and grace as I try something new! 🙂

I will send home a log-in paper tomorrow! Please try to download the app or subscribe online before the start of next week! I hope to get ClassDoJo up and running by next week! 🙂

First Day of School :)

Good afternoon! I cannot begin to tell you how AMAZING your kiddos are! I LOVED getting to meet them today and look forward to getting to know them even better throughout the year! Below are a couple of activities we did today! :)…..

  • Colored a “My First Day of School” paper
  • Completed our “Morning Meeting” (Calendar, Days of school, Weather, Greeting song)
  • Took a tour of the school and learned where all of our specials are- Art, Music, Gym and Applied Engineering
  • Discussed how to “Leave our MARK” in the hallway, cafeteria, classroom, recess, bus and bathroom- we will send more information home on Friday about this! 🙂
  • We took a brain break out on the playground (and some us even got to see siblings!)
  • TODAY we got to eat lunch in the cafeteria! Wahoo!
  • Read “The Rainbow Fish” and completed a Rainbow Fish writing activity- I am SO impressed with the writing skills in this classroom!
  • Ended our day with an assembly! 🙂

I cannot wait to see your kiddos tomorrow morning! i am so so thankful for each and every one of them! They each bring something so special to the classroom! 🙂 We are going to have an AMAZING year together! 🙂 Please email me with any questions or concerns!

*Please make sure the “Star” folder comes back to school EVERY DAY! THANKS! 🙂

Happy Summer!

Happy first day of summer! Thank you thank you thank you for all of your love, support and encouragement this year! Thank you for your sweet, thoughtful gifts – I could not be more thankful for all of YOU! This was probably my toughest class to say good-bye to. If your child came home and said I was crying (like really crying) at the end of the day, it’s true ha! These kiddos all have a special place in my heart! I hope you have an amazing summer! Thanks again for everything! 🙂

Writing Celebration

Thank you so so much for celebrating with us today! We missed those of you who couldn’t be with us! I could not be more proud of your kiddos! They are now….. AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS! Wahoo! Thank you for all of your support and encouragement this year! 🙂 Below are a few pictures from today… 🙂

Smith’s Super Stars

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS! WOW! I cannot believe it! 🙁 Please make sure your kiddo brings his/her backpack to school until Wednesday! We have LOTS of papers to take home! 🙂

Monday, June 3rd- Day B… We have Library Instruction!

  • Writing Celebration from 12:30-1 in the Library! YOU are invited! 🙂 Email me if you are interested in coming! You do NOT need clearances!

Tuesday, June 4th- Day C… We have Art!

Wednesday, June 5th- LAST DAY! Dismissal at 11:30 am!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Info on Writing Celebration

ANY family member is welcome (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings) and you do NOT need clearances! SO looking forward to celebrating with YOU! 🙂 I will send out another reminder over the weekend! Again, we will be celebrating and sharing our chapter books on Monday, June 3rd from 12:30-1 pm in the Library! 🙂


Good afternoon! We have been working SO hard on our chapter books! We are SO excited to be authors and illustrators! 🙂 We are having a celebration on Monday, June 3rd from 12:30-1:15 pm and YOU are invited!!! I was trying to pick a time so some parents may be able to come during lunch! 🙂 We will be celebrating in the Library! If you are not able to make it…. NO worries! We will have more than enough adults for your kiddo to share his/her chapter book with! If you can come, please email me so I can start putting groups together and preparing! Looking forward to celebrating with you! Your child is now an AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR! WAHOO! 🙂