Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Little About Me!


I thought I'd share a little about myself in this very first post on my new blog! I'm just finishing my 17th year teaching 5th grade! I've taught in the same school for my entire career, and I love it! The community that I work in, and the kids are so wonderful. I love finding fun ways to motivate my students. I enjoy using room transformations and unique lessons to motivate. 

I am also a flexible seating teacher. I think that my students really do learn best when they are comfortable in their environment. I have several different seating options in my classroom, including desks for the students that want them. 

Reading is my passion. I love to read, and I work very hard to instill a life-long love for reading in all of my students. You can see a little glimpse of my classroom library in the picture above. I also have a few other shelves in other areas of the classroom. Students need to have access to lots of books in order to give them a wide variety of choice in what they read. 

I enjoy sharing about my classroom and teacher life on my Instagram account @5th_is_my_favorite so be sure to check it out! 

I hope you've enjoyed reading a little bit about me, and will continue with me on this new journey of blogging about my teaching life!


  1. Hi there! I'm also a 5th grade teacher, and I'm moving toward more flexible seating this year. The only thing I'm worried about is testing. How have you managed the testing environment without enough desks for all of your students? Thanks in advance for your advice. I love your blog!

    1. Hi Kristi,

      I didn't change anything for testing. I had to take a few posters off the wall due to some testing rules, but my students remained in their seats during all testing (including state testing.) I do tell them that they need to spread out a bit to make sure to avoid wandering eyes, but I didn't have any problems at all.
      I hope this helps!