Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I haven't blogged in about 20 days... that makes me super sad.. but I have been super busy - school started on the 17th! Since about the 8th of August I have been in my room or in in-services for school. I finally met all 28 of my kiddos on the 17th and love them! They are so super cute but I always forget when they come into first grade how young they are and what they are capable of doing! It takes me a moment to remember to go S.L.O.W!!!

I have one little boy from Sweden. He speaks NO (very little - try lunch count in the's fun!)  English; but has a smile on his face and is adjusting well with the other kiddos - he loves high fives!  I have a little girl who has been in Hong Kong for the past three years. She speaks and understands English but it's a little rusty in a few places... and finally - I haven't had air conditioning since we started school. Therefore, it's been super-duper hot in the words of my first graders.

We have already completed one round of MAP Assessments and tomorrow starts my DRA Testing. This weekend I promise pictures, hopefully some freebies and some good laughs! :)

Hope everyone's school year is off to a great start!

Happy Reading! Amy C!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Phonics... EWWWWW!

So today I had the awesome privilege to attend the Phonics Dance workshop with Ginny Dowd. If you ever get a chance to go - GO!

I have had a very hectic evening - head over to Sweet Expectations to see why- in short - I am worn out and have so many thoughts and ideas to write about  it. I am going to gather my thoughts and post about it either tomorrow or Friday! Stay tuned!!

Have you gone to "The Phonics Dance!?"

Happy Reading! Amy C!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway over at ClutterFree

ClutterFree Classroom is having an amazing giveaway - CHECK IT OUT!

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Happy Reading! Amy C!


I L.O.V.E. a ROUTINE! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!Okay - now that is out of my system....

To help my youngsters in the morning and afternoon I made routine signs! I saw someone else make these but I am not sure who it was.. if it was you - PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I owe you the credit! I used different fonts and wording!

I love how they turned out.. what do you think?


Now... here is what I need help with. I bought all my fun fonts - but I don't know if I bought the ones where I am allowed to sell stuff which is fine - am I allowed to share these things with others as long as I am not making a profit off them?

If you would like a copy just email me at

Happy Reading! Amy C!