Saturday, July 31, 2010

Let the Blogging Begin!

Okay… this is it… the very 1st entry of my new classroom blog. ☺ Where should I begin?? Let’s start with the name. Deciding on the name of a blog is tough! Should it be funny? Serious? Cute? I finally settled on two things that I just can’t live without: Literacy and Laughter

A little about me:

My name is Amy Rider. This is my 7th year of teaching and I am very excited about teaching All Day Kindergarten this year!
Interests: Spending time with Mike, Scott, and Maddy, teaching, reading, photography, Writer’s Workshop, rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals, playing games, children’s literature, and learning!

A few important people in my life:

My husband, Mike, works for the city of Indian Hill. He has been busy building a new bookshelf for our classroom.
Interests: playing with our children, landscaping, helping others, baseball, and rooting for the Bengals and Buckeyes.

My son, Scott, is going into 3rd grade this year. I just can’t believe how quickly he has grown up. He is so helpful and kind. He makes me smile- OFTEN!
Interests: spiking his hair, reading non-fiction, riding thrill rides, playing baseball, building with legos, and taking care of our new puppy, Molly.

My daughter, Maddy, just turned 3 this summer. She is very funny and makes me laugh- A LOT!
Interests: dancing, laughing, princesses, books, drawing, asking questions, and anything that is PINK.

Thanks for checking out my blog! I can't wait to meet my new class of kindergarten students and to blog about our adventures. Here's to a GREAT YEAR with literacy and laughter.


  1. Welcome aboard! Looking forward to a great year!!

  2. Amy-
    Welcome!! Your blog looks GREAT! I love the name. Looking forward to checking in and reading about your adventures in K.

  3. Jonelle-Thank you. It is such a pleasure to work with you! You are an amazing teacher and friend.

    Katie- Wow! Thank you so much for checking out my blog. I am looking forward to welcoming the children to school this week! Thank you so much for inspiring me! : )