Wandering Wednesday

Hey y’all!!  Happy Wednesday!  Hope y’all are having a great week {so far}.  Not many complaints here…except for the visit I had to make to the “girlie” doctor today.  Blech.  Not my favorite place to be.  Now I’m home and enjoying the smell of the beef barbacoa in the crock pot.  Truth be told, Mr. Spouse *might* have misunderstood the directions and the meal in the crockpot is a far cry from what I had planned, but I’m crossing my fingers for a fortunate accident!!! In the meantime, let’s start wandering through blogland.  I’m excited about the ladies featured tonight because they all exude creativity, inspiration, and flat out amazingness :)

First up on the tour, sweet Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching


I’m sure y’all know Kacey by now.  Sweet Kacey is in her 12th year teaching.  She spent 4 years in first grade…she was a librarian for 3…and now she’s back in first which she says is her heart!  LOVE IT!!!  And just incase you didn’t know, Kacey also has her very own personalized stationery business {Doodle Bugs Paper}.  If y’all haven’t visited her shop, go there now!  Her stuff is PRECIOUS.  Her darling beyond darling classroom ideas and printables are all over Pinterest and she is the dang cutest thing.  You might know some of her work…

This darling bulletin board makes me smile…


So does this dang cute poster! 


Love these FREE counting by 2’s printables.


And this {FREE} counting by 5’s apple activity is SO in my math tubs!  LOVE.


If you haven’t stopped by Doodle Bugs Teaching yet, head on over, say hello, and follow her fabulous classroom happenings!!! 


Next stop, sweet Janae from The Sharpened Pencil


Janae’s blog was one of the first blogs I started to follow BEFORE I started The First Grade Parade.  I loved peeking into her classroom!  Her blog was known as “First Grade Fun” before she recently updated for a more universal blog name.  I think “The Sharpened Pencil” is just PERFECT!  Janae is another first grade teacher who’s been in the business of making kids smile since 2005.  Her precious activities always inspire me. 

I loved this idea…


And her Blueberry Story was pretty stinkin’ genius for Back to School night.


I also LOVE this math activity…so did my kids last year!!!


Head on over to The Sharpened Pencil and say hi to Janae!  While you’re there, take a look around at all the fun things she does in her classroom…and don’t forget to follow along!!


Last stop on our tour, let’s visit Nicole over at Today in Second Grade



Nicole is new to the blogging world, but y’all…she’s got some DARLING ideas!!  She’s new to second grade this year after having taught special education for the last 3 years.  If you haven’t stopped in to visit yet, you must!!  Just look what you’ll find…

Is this not precious?!


LOVE these little Rainforest booklets…


And the Wolf/Pig writing is TOO stinkin’ much!!


And look y’all…she’s a dang talented baker, too!!!


Head on over to Nicole’s sweet blog and give her some love!  While you’re browsing around, don’t forget to follow!! 

That’s all for tonight folks!  I’ll be back next week with a few more amazing features!!  If you’re interested in being featured on The First Grade Parade, shoot me an email at thefirstgradeparade@gmail.com.

IN the meantime, head on over to The Inspired Apple and visit my sweet friend, Abby.  She’s hosting a “What’s Inside Your School Bag?” linky party.  And seriously, who doesn’t love a good party…especially when it’s in the middle of the week!!  HA!!  I’ll be linking up tomorrow…after I recover from today, of course :)


  1. These posts are becoming a staple on my Wednesday! Thanks for shining the spotlight on great blogs and teachers!!!!

    I appreciate the shout-out, too!!! Have a great night, girlie!

  2. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up!

    Faithful in First

  3. Oh my, I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger award too! Check it out at my blog!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. Love all these bloggers! Thanks so much for sharing about these awesome ladies:)



  5. You really are so sweet! Thank you again and I love my "shout out"! You made by day!

    xoxo, kacey

  6. Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog!!!! You are amazing, so your post really made my day!!!!Stop by again, as I will be posting some great new ideas and activities, just as soon as this beginning of the year madness subsides (if that's even possible!!) Take care!


  7. Thanks for the awesome shout-out, Cara! Even though you followed me first, you are MY inspiration! :)