About Me

Welcome! I'm Courtney and this is my blog. This is my eighth year teaching and I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. As you can tell from my blog title, I currently teach 2nd grade and I love it. It is definitely my favorite grade to teach! I am a southern girl from Knoxville, Tennessee.
If you have any questions for me, feel free to email me at swimmingintosecond@att.net. I hope you enjoy my blog!


  1. hey!!! that you for your great ideas. question, the beach ball tags- is there a way that i can change the text on them?

    1. Hello! Due to clipart restrictions, I can't email them out in an editable format. You can email me @ swimminingintosecond@att.net and I can try to do it for you.

  2. Courtney-

    I think your resources are great and was looking for ideas on Morning Work. I teach Treasures for reading. Do you have anything that goes along with the weekly stories for morning week each day? I looked on your TPT store and only saw for one story.


    1. Hey Heather! I have the morning work included in my Treasures packets for each week. I did a few freebies but they are for later in the year. I have updated all of Unit 1 to include the morning work and I am working on Unit 2 right now.

  3. Courtney,
    I am so excited about your Treasures units. We have just adopted, so this will be my first year using Treasures. I am in charge of our grades reading lesson plans. I would love to purchase all the units or at least purchase all the unit 1 together. Do you sell them as a unit? I saw a couple were packaged as a unit, but I really want unit 1.

    1. Hi Janet! I do have all the units bundled together. Just make sure before you purchase that you have the same stories as we do. Some of the states teach a few different stories. Also, each unit is only for one classroom so they are not able to be shared. If you want to share, you will need to purchase for each individual teacher. Thanks Janet!
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  4. Hi! Courtney,
    I'm wondering if by some chance you could help me locate something. I'm pretty sure I found it on one of the blogs you follow. (right now I only follow you :) Someone had a place they sold their stuff. It wasn't TPT or ProTeacher. I went to purchase something, thought I had saved it, and now can't find it anywhere. I have a USA red, white, & blue theme. They had: name tags, desk name tags, bookmarks, etc. all with that theme??? Have any idea who it might be??? Thanks so much for your time!!!


  5. Hello! I LOVE your stuff! I have so much of it! I was wondering if you made any response to reading questions for the Treasures reading series for Unit 2?
    :) THANK YOU!

  6. Hello! I love following your blog! I also love your weekly lesson plans, do you happen to have an editable copy? I would love to use your format!


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