Monday, July 25, 2011

Welcome to 1B!

Several things have happened this summer that have made me want to start a blog about my life as a teacher! It pretty much all began with Pinterest though! I found this awesome site and the world of sharing with other teachers opened up to me. Next, through Pinterest I found my Erin Condren Teacher Planner and the wheels for the school year 2011-2012 began to turn. Lastly, I have been working at a summer camp and have had to research crafts and things to go along with the weeks author. All this has reminded me that I love teaching and there is no other job I want to have! I also realized that just because its summer vacation doesn't mean I can't be working on school stuff.

My hope is for this blog to become a way I can share some of the things I am doing in my first grade class and also share how I am growing as a a teacher! To start with I supposed I should introduce myself...

Hi, my name is Grace Lovelace and I teach 1st grade at a Catholic school in Maryland. This will be my 5th year teaching 1st grade and I love it! In my personal life I am blessed to have 3 wonderful kiddos, "AJ", "Koey", and "Pie". I am married to my best friend whom I have been dating since I was 18. We have a dog, Max that rounds out our busy life.

This year my AJ will be in first grade and that should be interesting for both of us. My goals for this summer are to put some things I have read about in the blogging world and found on Pinterest in action.

  • I have decided on an Owl theme for my classroom
  • I am going to incorporate the Daily 5 and Cafe into our required Treasures Basil Series
  • I am switching from the "card system" to the clip system
  • I hope to come up with a better way to stay on top of paperwork
It is my hope that the next few post can expand of the list above. If anyone is reading this and has suggestions to offer PLEASE SHARE, I am struggling on most!




1 comment:

  1. My best friend's name is Gisela Lovelace and her sons name is AJ... the similarities are too weird! My name is Christie I teach Kindergarten. I'm looking forward to keeping up with your blog. We use treasures too here in West Palm. For the daily five head over to Polka Dot Patch you can find the link on my blog. she's using it this year, hope that helps you out. I'm going to use a skeleton version of it (daily 3). Good luck this year.