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Janet Riegelmayer (Mrs. D's Firsties)
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I'm A FRAUD!
I'm a fraud...a faker!  My brand/blog name is so WRONG.  I'm definitely not Mrs. D anymore - I haven't been since 2013.......and now I won't be teaching my sweet firsties anymore, either!  Since my divorce in 2013, I've contemplated switching my blog name b...

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Am I Crazy?
I've taught first grade for the past 10 years.  I've been lucky to not only be able to stay in the same grade level, but I also got to stay in the same classroom for that time. BUT....I offered to move down to Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year!  No...

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A Summer of HOUSE, HOUSE, HOUSE.
It's officially summer break!  I've spent it (so far) by working on my house. Last year, I had the foundation on my house rebuilt.  Whew, it took all summer and was a WAY bigger project than I ever expected.  Three walls were completely rebuilt, everything ...

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Why I Won't Be Doing Flexible Seating Next Year...
Before you judge, I'll start by saying more power to you if you love flexible seating!  I'm not trying to put down how amazing it can be for learners - I'm just sharing why I, as a teacher, didn't like MY flexible seating.  :-) I was lucky enough to get a D...

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Sickness and Valentines
For real.  I always get some type of stomach bug or cold around February or March.  It happened again this year.... started out feeling like allergies, turned into a full blown cold, and then BAM...stomach bug.  It was not fun.  But you know what was so fun...

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Grateful :-)
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.  I used to play "school" in my basement when I was little - my tiny chalkboard hung up on the wall, making worksheets for my mom and sister to complete, and feeling that crazy JOY when I got new pens or markers to gra...

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TPT Cyber Sale Starts Tomorrow!
Hey....long time, no blog! I've been spending my day creating and updating some of my products... just in time for the TPT Cyber Sale that begins tomorrow! Here's a little peek at the products I've created and updated today: I made this place value center f...

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I'm BACK, people!
It has been CRAZY long since I've written a blog post.  I spent the majority of this past school year stressing, crying, and wondering why I became a teacher.  It was a rough year, let me tell ya.  But, now it's summer break and I get to de-stress, unwind, ...

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Brand Spankin' New & Fancy!
Check out my amazing new blog design! I LOVE it and can't thank Alexis from Laugh Eat Learn Designs enough!  :)  She was amazing to work with and was so accommodating - making sure I was happy each step of the way! I really need to start blogging more often...

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Currently!
I'm ALWAYS late to the Currently party!  This month is no different. :) Fonts by: KG Fonts Listening:  I don't really WATCH TV much lately (unless it's Real Housewives, Teen Mom, or Big Brother...!)...it just usually plays in the background.  I'm re-playing...
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