Meet The Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie. I'm a 5th year teacher living in Colorado. Even though life took me out West, I grew up and lived most of my life in New York. I truly do love both states!

I've taught 1st grade for the past three years in Colorado. This year I became a 1st/2nd grade combo teachers. Yup-  two grades, one class, all day every day. Teaching two grades at once isn't always easy, but the only grade I enjoy more than 1st is 2nd, so really I get the best of both worlds!! If you walk into my classroom on any given day you will see lots of  groups at work, singing, and movement. Lots of busy bees at work in our room and there is very little this teacher won't do to keep them wanting what I'm selling their nogins every day. I also really enjoy creating different units and resources to bring into my classroom!

This quote pretty much sums up why I love teaching. Thanks Walt! 

When I'm not teaching I'm usually spending time with my hubs who is the reason I ended up in Colorado. We met seven years ago studying abroad on the gorgeous Gold Coast of Australia. Our mutual L O V E of oceans and traveling brought us together!! Maybe one day we'll make our way out of our little land locked state and move closer to the waves and sand...

I hear Hawaii may be hiring... ;) 

But for now we're perfectly happy living in our mountain state with our fur babies and traveling to as many amazing places as we can! I love exploring new parts of the world and trying new things!

 "I want to be remembered as someone who participated in the world"

This is pretty much my life motto.

I hope you'll look around and follow me through my teaching and real life adventures!! :)


lcooney said...

I also teach in a combo room with 1/2 grade. I am excited I found your blog. I have taught in a K-6 one room, 5/6 combo room, K-2 combo room (so glad I convinced them to hire a K teacher), and now for the past 5 years just 1/2. I would love to see what someone else does in their 1/2 room:) Love your blog!

A LoveLi Class said...


This is my first year teaching a 2/3 combo class. It'll be my 8th year in teaching, but I seriously have 0 experience in teaching 2 grades at once. May I ask, how do you do 2 stories from 2 themes? What is one grade doing while the other is reading the story with you as a class? Or do you focus on 1 story for both groups. =/ HELP!
A LoveLi Class

Mrs. Headley said...

Hi Stephanie! I have been following your blog for awhile and was inspired to create my on teaching blog. I would LOVE for you to check it out!

xo Kristin

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