August 26, 2011

Meet the TEACHER!!

Here I am with a 5 lb box of York Peppermint Patties and a shirt to show just how much I LOVE these little treats!!  I thought this would be a GREAT way to introduce myself, in my classroom with my favorite treat.

I'm so excited for the new year to start and look forward to working with all of you this year.  It's going to be a fun filled year with LOTS of learning.  It's amazing to see the  growth from the beginning of the year to the end.  I'm always blown away with how much these little kiddos grow socially, emotionally, and academically.

My classroom is bright, cheery, and inviting!  My goal is to make learning fun and engaging.  I want my room to look like the kids LIVE in it so you'll always find work and art on the walls.  I have also created small work areas for kids to go to when they want a change from their desks or during Daily 5 time. We'll be creating a strong community within our room with set expectations.

As for my teaching style, I like to consider myself relaxed, patient, and determined.  I have high expectations that ALL my students can learn and be successful.  I strive for my students to work to the best of their abilities and celebrate their accomplishments.  I want kids to know that it's okay to make mistakes because no one is perfect.  They'll quickly learn that EVEN their teacher makes mistakes.  They just need to give me 100% and work hard when they come to school.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you soon!!


  1. Hi Laurie,
    I have to tell you I stumbled across your blog through another and just cracked up. I love what you have on here but we have some close similarities-well opposites! I grew up in Maine and graduated from UMF then eventually found myself on Oahu, teaching first grade in Kailua...just down the road from Lanikai Beach. Just had to mention, it was too funny. Hope you are enjoying the weather...I don't miss it, but will be back to live eventually so I'm soaking up paradise while I can. Aloha!-Sherri B

    1. WOW!! That is quite funny. Hawaii was amazing. Continue to soak up the sun and I'll enjoy the cold for you. Thanks for leaving a comment. I'll be checking out your blog!

    2. Do you have a teaching blog? I'd love to see what you're doing there!!