About Me

I am a fourth-year teacher with a master's degree in Literacy. I love to read and write and my biggest hope is that I can pass that passion on to my students. I enjoy implementing technology and creativity into my classroom to make my room an exciting place to be!

My classroom burned down on February 10th, 2009, and I was able to see firsthand what a difference the blogging community can make when joined together. My goal with this blog is to give back to all of the people who have helped me along the way and to share my ideas and experiences.

I have been married since May of 2009 and I have a beautiful daughter and a curly-headed dog.

Hyphens are my favorite punctuation mark. You'll see.


  1. Great posting about why to read daily! I will share with my students.

  2. Would you consider giving us permission to publish your why read daily graphic in a parent's newsletter? Thanks for considering.

  3. Do you know why all of the flipcharts on teacher's notebook have formatting issues? Is there a quick fix? klv87@tds.net