Friday, July 29, 2011

Funky First Grade Fun Giveaway!

Please visit Kimberly at Funky First Grade Fun for a fantastic giveaway.  She's giving away 3 copies of a beautiful book called Hands as Warm as Toast and a $10 Target giftcard.  Giveaway ends this Saturday so be sure to check it out soon!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Too Cool for School Linky

I'm linking up with Belinda over at I Love 2 Teach for her Too Cool for School Linky Party.  My most helpful idea is to have binders, binders, binders.  In fact, I am known as the Binder Queen at my school.  But guess who everyone comes to when they can't find something - me!   :)  I also use a lot of page protectors.  It makes it easier to flip through the binders without ruining the sheets AND you can write on them with dry erase markers for a quick and easy clean up.  Check out the linky party for some other really great ideas!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

LadyBug's Giveaway!

Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files is having a WONDERFUL giveaway to celebrate 1000+ followers.  You have to check it out. You will be very excited when you see the prize, especially if you are a brand new blogger like me!  Click here to see her fabulous giveaway.

 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Welcome!

Hello, Everyone!  I've decided that I'd love to join the community of teacher bloggers that I have been following for the past few months.  I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful resources and ideas you've been sharing and I hope that I am able to share with due respect.  For now, I wish you all a wonderful, relaxing and fun summer!

Check out my classroom website.  I have a small teacher section but I plan to remove it and do all of my sharing here.  Thanks, again, for the inspiration!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Contact Me

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  If you have any questions that have not been answered on my blog, feel free to contact me at dianne330@comcast.net.  I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Happy teaching!

About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog!  My name is Dianne and I have been teaching for 21 years.  My experience ranges from Resource to Self-Contained to DPT to First Grade and finally Second Grade.  When I landed in Second grade, I knew it was my favorite place.  Don't get me wrong, I've loved ALL of my jobs but not like this.  I've been in second for 16 years now - Wow!
   Besides teaching, I have many other loves.  First is my husband.  We've been happily married for 21 years.  He is my friend and my life.  We have three beautiful children, two girls and a boy that range in age from 16 to 20.  Two are in college and my youngest is a junior in highschool.  We are truly blessed by our children.  They have always made us proud and all three are very family-oriented (which, of course, I LOVE!).  We have two dogs - a shihtoodle named Moose and a dachsund mix named Ember.  Ember is completely deaf and our youngest daughter convinced us to rescue her.  It has been an amazing experience for all of us.

     I have many hobbies as well.  Reading is my all-time, absolute favorite thing to do.  Blogging is running a close second these days...  I also enjoy scrapbooking, painting and walking.  That's my life in a nutshell.  Talk to you soon!
Ember
Moose

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