Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year, New Adventures......

Finally trying to get my blog up and running. It's so hard to find extra time to devote to blogging, but I am going to give it a try this year. Looking forward to a great new year :)

A Little About Me.......

I am a teacher. I used to teach 5th grade, but now I teach 2nd grade which I always wanted to do and absolutely LOVE. I pour my hear and soul into teaching my students, always looking for ways to improve and make their learning fun but meaningful. Differentiation is key the success and growth of my students, so finding and creating quality standards-specific activities is top priority. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Integrating Technology  into the Curriculum. I am the Technology Coach at my school and one of the Promethean Coaches for our system.

I am a Georgia Girl. Though I wasn't born in GA (military), I was raised in GA the majority of my life. I am an avid UGA football fan, live for football season, and even attended UGA for a year :)

I am a perfectionist and have been told by some I am OCD. Either way, if I do something I want it to be right. I am very organized and take pride in my work. I try to instill this same work ethic in my students, which is not always an easy task with 2nd graders, lol.

I LOVE my yorkie!!! Binky, who will be 4 in April, is our class mascot and usually gets to visit my class sometime during the school year. When she comes, I teach the kids about how to take care of a yorkie, about grooming, about health concerns, and about the importance of doing research on a prospective pet before bringing them home. I emphasize how they become part of your family and how the new owner's responsibility is to take care of them for the pet's entire life, not just until they get tired of them. Binky always show the kids all the tricks she can do, which is their favorite part. Most of my students have never had this type of experience with a pet, so this is a real treat, and of course they all want a yorkie after her visit......

I am all about Flip Flops!!! My class name is Miller's Flip Flops and we incorporate our theme every chance we get. It's so much fun!!!

So, there's a little about me. I am a very dedicated teacher and look forward to meeting other teachers and sharing ideas through our blogs.


  1. I hope you start sharing the wonderful things I know you must be doing in your classroom. I loved reading your profile. I am a 1st grade teacher and I know the importance of laying the foundation. So much of what kiddos will continue to learn is built on what we teach them in 1st and 2nd grade. I would love for you to come visit me. I have LOTS of *freebies* that you can use with your kiddos too! Right now I have a Vowel Munchers *freebie* that would be a good review for your kiddos on short and long vowels!

    I hope to follow you on this blogging journey!

    blessings to you,

    Heather's Heart

  2. Thanks for following! I'm glad you decided to start your own blog. You'll see, it's totally worth it to get comments and have feedback. Some days are rough and only other teachers can understand that.

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  3. Hi thanks for entering our 2nd Grade Huge Giveaway! BUT, you need to leave your comment on the original blog post to be entered to win. You can find that post at I hope you win!!

    BTW, I am your newest follower! :)

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

  4. Hi! I too saw your post on my blog for the I (heart) second grade giveaway. Make sure you go to Courtney's blog to enter. Good luck!

    I'm a follower! You will love blogging. :0)