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Ah…the crisp cool air. The leaves changing to different colors: Fall. ¬†And it is almost over. I can only imagine what it would be like to live it a state that has all of those beautiful colors and more. ..OR maybe snow right now? Um–maybe not. ūüôā ¬†Meet a teacher who does get to experience all this glory: Kristin from A Day in First Grade. Kristin is a dear friend of mine. ¬†She used to live in central Texas so I got to catch up with her a couple of times. And let me tell ya–This girl is one smart cookie! Man-is she smart! ¬†And so down to Earth.

Last summer, she moved to Massachusetts and although I was super happy for her, I was also bummed. ¬†BUT guess what? ¬†This thing called the internet, sure does keep those who live far, still in our lives. ¬†I probably talk to her just as much now as I did when she lived here. ¬†And I can’t wait to visit her! ¬†Until then, ¬†I do want to share pics of her classroom. ¬†After checking out the pictures below, be sure to head over to her blog for a TON, I mean a TON, of awesome resources. ¬†Currently she is teaching Kindergarten. ¬†So if you are a kinder or first grade teacher–check her out!



building words

Matching up upper and lower case letters:


Classroom Crashers

Love how she was using a play on words to help motivate the students.  Here she used sticky notes as GAME PIECES.  The students need to find the matching pair of uppercase/lowercase letters.

Classroom Crashers

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  Kristing has a ton of super helpful, inspiring stuff on her blog.

Check out more of Kristin’s Room head HERE.¬†¬†Don’t forget —even if you don’t have a blog, you can still send me pictures and I’ll share. My email is; ¬†I don’t think there is a teacher out there who doesn’t like to peek into another teacher’s classrooms. ¬†Thank you for sharing your ideas with teachers around the world!

Classroom Crashers

AND, thank you Kristin for letting us CRASH your classroom!!!