Friday, August 28, 2015

A Great First Week of School!

I think we had a great first week of school!  Take a look at some of the highlights from our week!

We are learning how to work at our Daily 5 stations during reading.  This week we learned how to do read to self and read to someone.

We also set up our reader's and writer's notebooks.  We began adding lots of great strategies and writing to our notebooks this week!

We practiced our new words for the week by playing some games where we were able to write on our desks with markers!

Today we all went to the gym to watch the students and teachers that are new to Velasquez slide into their dens!  Lots of music and dancing was going on!  The TIGERS  are in the lead with den points this week! 

It was a great start to our school year!  I'm looking forward to another great week! Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome to Third Grade!

Welcome!  We are going to have an amazing year!  If you are's some information about me!

I'm excited to be teaching at Velasquez!  I have been teaching for 16 years.  I taught first grade for 10 years, and second grade for 5 years.  I'm excited to be starting my second year teaching 3rd grade!  I also love to teach reading and writing.
I am married and I have two kids.  My daughter Alayna, is almost 12 and my son Brayden is 9.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
*Taking Pictures
*Camping and Hiking
 I'm excited to start a great school year.  I know we are going to learn SO much and have a great time.  I will use this blog A LOT throughout the school year to share information and fun stuff we are doing in class, so take a minute to bookmark or follow this page and check back often!