Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Popin' Good Day

The kids have been working for a popcorn party and a movie. They could earn this party by getting 10 compliments outside the classroom. Well today was the day! I'm not sure which they liked better the movie or the air popper. Watch out they are now working for a Super Hero Day!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Super day with Super Heroes

We found our super powers today. We had special play doh that turned colors that reveled our super powers. Some of us have the super power of reading, others have the super power of writing, math or maybe they are super spellers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Best Class Ever!

We had so much fun! Ask you kid's about the legos and what we did with them this morning.









Please be patient with my blogging skills this is new to me and I don't know yet why it does some of the things it does.




Monday, August 10, 2015

My Classroom

Welcome to my classroom! Let me take you on a tour! 

We like most first grade classrooms do calendar activities daily. For my calendar I use a real desk calendar that way I can write the kids birthdays and other important events directly on the calendar.  It also makes it really easy to go from month to month. 

I print our my calendar activities on bright colored paper and laminate.  We write directly write on them and change them as we learn new skills. 


At my school we don't have a lot of storage and the storage shelves we do have are where all can see.  Therefore I bought totes that matched my color scheme and  hide all the extra supplies.  I also keep it simple by using black and white labels so that I can print them here are school . 


When you are broke and need a comfortable place for kids, camping chairs work great. They are not only comfortable and cheap but you can put them away when you aren't using them.   I have 6 more hanging in the back .  We get them out for readers workshop and then put them away when we don't need them longer. 


Thursday, August 6, 2015

All about Mrs. Overton


Hello, Let me introduce myself I am Mrs. Amy Overton and I teach first grade at Blackhurst elementary. I love my job and I I have been teaching for 10 years now.  I took off several years at the start of my career to stay at home with my children.  

My family means the world to me. I have been blessed to be married to my best friend for 23 years now and we have 3 amazing children.  My oldest lives in Nashville, Tennessee and attends Trivecca University majoring in Political Science and Social Justice. My second daughter is a Chemical Engineering Major at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. My son is a sophomore at St. Charles West.  All of my children have attended and/ or graduated from St. Charles City Schools. My extended family also lives in the area.   My mom helps in my class often. So if your child tarts talking about Gigi know that is my mom. My sister, Mrs. Nan Frank,  is a teacher at Jefferson.  I love this city! 

In my spare time I love to travel. One of my very favorite place to visit is Estes Park, Colorado. I love the mountains and hiking.   I also enjoying excersising.  Miss Horton and I go to boxing class weekly and I also enjoy running in races.  Hanging out with friend and family attending concerts and having fun is another one of my favorite things.