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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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Five for Friday and a HUGE TpT Sale!


I love joining in with Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching with Five for Friday.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:)

How exciting that TpT reached 100,000 followers on Facebook!  They announced only on their Facebook page that they are having a FLASH SALE and giving 10% off all purchases if you use the code fb100k.  In addition to that, I am joining in and am putting my store on sale with 20% off.  That means you get a combined savings of 28%.  

Photo: FLASH SALE!!! facebook page reached 100,000+ followers today and they are throwing a flash sale October 12-14!! Use the promo code FB100K to get up to 28% off my ENTIRE STORE!! Woohoo! Link in the first comment!


Fall soccer has started so we are on the fields 3 nights a week for practice and Saturday morning for both games.  Zach is always my one to ask for a picture, but I will grab one of Justin next weekend! 


I love ALL the writing activities by Lori Rosenberg over at Teaching with Love and Laughter.  The kids "get it" when they use the tree map to organize their web.  The final connection is made as the web is then transformed into their writing piece.  It help all my little firsties be successful!  She is my go to teacher for fabulous writing ideas:)  


Click on Lori's button to hop over to her blog...but don't forget to hop back!


All I have to say is

My kids love earning their dog tags, but I adore this one! This is probably one of the most important lessons of the year!  This is what will make my firsties "College and Career" ready.  Nobody likes a bully! Thanks to Miss Nelson for promoting this positive incentive.  You can check out her blog HERE!


And last but not least... first grade classes spent Friday afternoon working on our  S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity.  The children learned about planning and creating bridges.  I have to say we need a little more practice, but they LOVED every minute:)

After the bridges were built, we placed a piece up paper on top and to see if they would hold a teddy bear counter... Back to the drawing board:)

Now head on over to Teachers pay Teachers and check out the awesome savings:)
PS- Don't forget the code- fb100k
Mrs. Wathen
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  1. I'm so happy that you are enjoying my writing activities. I LOVE looking at your pictures!
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. I love the bridge activity. I need to plan some of these type of things for my classes. Any tips?

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans


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