Greetings friends!

Tonight I am embarking on a blogging "journey" after becoming addicted to Amy Lemons' site, Step Into Second Grade this summer!  I have also recently purchased many of her
Teachers Pay Teachers materials, and my students love them! 

We are currently finishing up her literature unit based on the Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant, and my students have loved it!  Amy's sense of humor and humility inspire me on even the most trying of school days, and her ideas are creative and aligned to our new standards.  Most importantly, they are "kid-friendly," and  "just right" for my second graders!

I hope that as this blog grows and evolves others will benefit from the information and experiences shared.  I hope that the time and effort I've invested into 21 years of teaching will help me make a valuable  contribution to and participate actively in the educational blogging world.   

Music is an important part of many of the learning activities that take place in my classroom.  I firmly believe that all children have unique stories to tell and heartfelt songs to sing.  I  tune up my guitar every morning and encourage my students to make a "joyful noise" as we celebrate their diversity and creativity.  Lots of laughter is heard and movement is often encouraged in Room 2. Sometimes it even keeps us sane amidst the sometimes overwhelming demands of our new curriculum initiatives.

As I work with the designers at to make this blog match my personality, I invite you to send your thoughts and impressions to me via e-mail at


  1. So glad you found me, so that I could find you! I am loving your posts and comments on my blog. Will be following you from now on for sure. Just added you to my bloglovin roll!

    If you have any questions about how to do something on the blog, please let me know. I'm no tech expert, but I've managed quite nicely and would love to pay it forward.

    First in Maine

    1. Thanks again for your help and encouragement, Kimberly! Kerri at The Cutest Blog On The Block finished my design today and I am as pleased as punch about it! I had figured out how to upload my own Teachers Pay Teachers link and a sidebar button yesterday, but the rest of the technology was overwhelming me! Hope you are well and counting down the days until Thanksgiving break! I will be VERY grateful for the respite!

      Warm Regards,