Friday, October 24, 2014

Lizz {Learning with Lizz R.}

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 have been teaching primary kiddos for 6 years and love, love, love what I do!

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! 

I created some SUPER Character Trait Printables to display in your classroom.

I hang each trait up on my classroom wall and add a photo of the student who has earned the award for that trait. The kids love seeing their friends on our superhero wall!

You can find me sharing more ideas and freebies on my blog, Learning with Lizz R., and on Facebook!
I hope you stop by, grab some freebies, follow me, and say, "Hello!"

1 comment:

  1. This is so great Lizz! My school is big on character education and this will be a nice addition! I like the idea of adding a photo. Thank you!

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