Hi Everyone! I am SUPER excited to be a part of Primary Powers each month!
I'm Elizabeth "Lizz" Rossmiller from Learning with Lizz R. (formerly Seconds at the Beach).
My blog started as a second grade blog when I was teaching on the Oregon Coast, but now I am happily teaching first grade in the Portland area.
I would've never thought I would become a 1st grade teacher. I thought I wanted to be an upper elementary teacher.
When I applied for my first teaching position, I applied to be a 6th grade teacher (crazy, right?). Lucky for me, the principal told me I was meant to be a primary teacher and offered me a position teaching 3rd grade. I gladly accepted the offer and have been teaching in primary land ever since.
It takes a lot to keep up with firsties! I help my kiddos build their learning stamina at the beginning of the school year, but truth be told, I'm working on my stamina, too! I am a busy girl this year! In addition to teaching and blogging, I am earning a degree in Ed Leadership, creating learning materials for teachers, and am on many after school committees.
I can't get enough of buffalo sauce! I mean, I could literally put it on everything I eat! I can't pass-up some good buffalo wings!
Nothing makes me happier than my smiling first graders! I love how sweet my kiddos are; it makes my job so much easier :-)
And, now... To the FREEBIE!
I want my firsties to be as sweet as can be!
We work hard to build a strong classroom community.
Each month, we focus on one character trait and reinforce this character trait throughout the month.
At the end of the month, a student is rewarded for displaying the trait of the month.
Character education has really helped my kiddos work together peacefully!