Welcome to Castles and Crayons! 
My name is Kelli and I am a first grade teacher in 
Birmingham, Alabama.

I married my wonderful husband, Jeff, in June 2005. We love life in the south! Shopping is my FAVORITE! I am obsessed with decorating our house, celebrating holidays, cooking, baking, organizing, reading, sewing {or to be honest, the FINISHED product of sewing!}, and traveling! 

I HEART first grade! I have 17 precious kiddos in my class year and they are the BEST! :) Click {here} for a tour of our classroom!

The 2012 - 2013 school year will be my eighth year of teaching! I began my teaching career in first grade in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. I then moved down to Kindergarten for two years! Then, my hubs and I moved to Birmingham for his job! I taught for two years in Kindergarten, and then looped with the sweetest and funniest class EVER to first grade, and this will be second year in first grade at my current school! I MIGHT die if I ever stepped foot in a fourth or fifth grade classroom...bless you all! :)

I have my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, my Specialist degree in Instruction, and my gifted endorsement. I am so very blessed to represent the fabulous teachers at my school as 
Teacher of the Year in 2012. 

A Few of My Favorite Things:
Candy ~ Mike and Ike's and Milk Duds
Children's Book Author ~ Dr. Seuss
College Football Team ~ South Carolina Gamecocks
Colors ~ pink and lime green
Drink ~ Diet Sunkist
Family {my mom, dad, sis, and hubs!} and Friends!
Flower ~ hydrangeas and lilies
Food ~ cupcakes
Holiday ~ Christmas
Movie ~ Sweet Home Alabama
School Supplies ~ laminator and Silhouette Cameo
Season ~ Fall
Snack ~ Honey Nut Chex Mix
Tech Tools ~ iPad and Promethean Board
TV Shows ~ The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Grey's Anatomy
Vacation Spot ~ Positano, Italy {Heaven on Earth!}

Thanks for stopping by! :)
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