Well...it's about time that I start blogging again. I used to blog on our laptop, but the letter I key stopped working! Every time I tried to type the letter "I" I would have to cut and paste it from somewhere...hahaha! So you may find that some of my documents are missing an I here and there. :)
Around Christmas time we were learning about cause and effect. I came across an AMAZING blog (The First Grade Parade) and was inspired to adapt her activities for third grade. I introduced cause and effect with dominoes. After reading and discussing "If You Take A Mouse to the Movies", we completed a cause and effect sort. Later we watched popcorn pop and discovered what caused popcorn to pop. Another great book addition to this lesson was The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola (one of my all time favorite authors!)
I graduated from Edinboro University of PA with a BS in Elementary and Special Education and a Masters in Reading. After graduating I followed my dream to teach these amazing kids! I have taught 3rd grade for six years. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 5 years. I love spending time with my family, our son Cael and our dog Cali. I also enjoy scrapbooking, taking pictures, blog hopping, creativity, imagination, and teaching 3rd grade!