Last week, my classroom was honored to have a special visitor, Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Governor Abbott is huge on early childhood education and he was visiting my school to see our outstanding Pre-K program. A few days before the big visit, my principal asked if my room could be used for the press event.


Nothing gets your classroom in tip top shape like a visit from the Governor ; ) Then the day before the visit, I found out he would actually be visiting my classroom and my kindergarteners too!  How exciting! : )

I created a little book about Governor Abbott and we discussed the differences between Governors and Presidents. We also wrote about Governor Abbott.

One of the most exciting things we learned was that Governor Abbott has a daughter named Audrey. We have a friend in our class named Audrey too. So that was a very popular writing topic.

I loved displaying our writing in the hallway for Governor Abbott and his crew to read : ) I am always so proud to show off my little writers. 

You can learn more about my Meet the Authors hallway display HERE.

The whole day was fun. We had all sorts of security and special people on campus. You could just feel the energy!

Governor Abbott's entire team was so nice!

Finally, after much anticipation the Governor arrived! My littles were
 working on observing and describing rocks when he made his appearance. 

We literally had around 30 people in our classroom! The Governor, the Superintendent, principals, news crews, reporters, you name it...they were there! I could not have been more proud of my class. They were absolute angels!

It was so neat to meet Governor Abbott and discuss the importance of early childhood education. As a Kindergarten teacher, I know first hand the importance of Pre-K.  This was such a neat experience and it will definitely be a highlight in my teaching career! : )

Here are a few links to the news articles about the visit:


St. Patrick's Day Word Wall FREEBIE

It seems like St. Patrick's Day always falls over Spring Break, so I never do anything super fun at school to celebrate. Not this year...we will be getting our St. Patrick's Day on! I will be using these little word cards in my writing center to encourage some holiday writing. They are FREE in my TPT store. Just click any of the pictures below to download. 10 Words are included! : )

Happy March!


And there is snow on the Texas! Something isn't right here...

Lexi is over it!

LISTENING: I have missed the entire season of Sister Wives! I figured I better catch the finale! It's such a strange thing, I could never share my man...

LOVING: OMG! Have you tried the new Tiramisu latte? Rarely do I try anything new at Starbucks, but I am hooked! 

THINKING: I worked at school 9:45 to 5 today! I am definitely looking forward to bedtime!

WANTING: We had two snow days last week, ugh! Bring on the sunshine!

NEEDING: My grocery list is growing! Maybe I will go at night and avoid the crowd!

SPRING BREAK PLANS: My husband officially moved to Dallas today. We are so excited to start this new chapter, but it sure is sad to be away from each other.After he got this job, we made the decision that I would stay to finish out the school year here. So we will be doing the long distance thing until May 31! Dallas is only 5ish hours away , so we will see each other most weekends. It's definitely still hard though. We also split the fur babies. Luke went with Tyler to Dallas and Lexi stayed here with me. Poor babies don't know what is going on! Luckily, we will be reunited for Spring Break and we will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary!!!!