Saturday, March 28, 2015

Meet Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

Hey friends out there in teacher blog land! I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new collaborative blog, I Teach Second!

For Show-N-Tell Saturday I wanted to take some time to introduce myself since this is my very first post here! EEK!

My name is Melissa and I have been teaching for about seven years. I started teaching 2nd grade three years ago and love every second of being with my students (except for extended indoor recess days!) You other 2nd grade teachers know what I am talking about!!

As far as the online teaching world goes.... I first started my TpT store about 2 years ago because I wanted to share my resources. Then, I started my Facebook page and have connected with so many AMAZING teachers there! A year ago I started blogging (oh my word, I just love it!!), and finally, a few months ago, I joined IG! Sometimes I feel like a chicken with my head cut off, but don't all teachers feel that way?! Ok... that is my online teacher timeline, and now you know where to find me! I would love to connect with you so pop over anytime to say hi!

{Me when I first started blogging!}

Outside of teaching, I love spending time with my husband!
{Our West Coast vacation! Monterey and San Francisco!}

I also LOVE taking photos as often as possible. 
{On our vacation in Monterey}

One thing you absolutely must know about me is that besides being obsessed with everything second grade, I love spending every free second with my husky, Shilah {my husband is a close second}. You can see her in a section of my blog called, "Husky Love" as she is our class mascot and you can even catch her on my IG from time to time. #shilahthehusky
This Saturday I would love to show off my brother, Aaron's fundraising package. Aaron was born deaf and he is 21 now. He's been playing hockey his entire life since he was 3 and it has really helped him make connections with his peers. Some of my favorite TpT teachers generously donated to his fundraiser because Aaron is playing in the 2015 Deaflympics in Russia! With it being held in Russia, it's a pretty big expense for Aaron, so this fundraiser is helping him along the way.

{This is Aaron}

For Show-N-Tell Saturday, I'd like to show some photos from one of the resources from the fundraiser in action! There are 18 fabulous products in this fundraiser and some of them are even BUNDLES! My two products are my Counting Coins Task Cards and Personal Narratives Writing Unit

{Click the photo to view the full product description}
 {Students picking out "small seed moments" from their lives}
 {Students looking at their "small seed moments" as a whole}
{Our class "small seed moments" on our watermelons}

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for getting to know me a little bit! I can't wait to continue on with I Teach Second and share my resources, ideas, and passion for teaching! 


  1. I love your "small seed moments"! Looks like your students did a great job!

    Peggy at Primary Flourish

  2. Hi, Melissa! We drove Scenic Highway 1 two years ago, from San Diego all the way to San Francisco - what a spectacular trip! Your pictures brought back some great memories!
    Primary Inspiration

  3. It was so fun reading your story. Thanks for sharing it with us all. :)