About Me

Hello there!   My name is Julie Marciniak-DiBenedetto and
it is such a pleasure to meet you.  I am so happy that you are here visiting the First Grade Critter Cafe! 
I created this blog to share my teaching journey with other educators and friends within my teaching community.
It serves as a communication tool for my classroom parents and family members as well.  It is so important to me to share daily classroom adventures and this blog is a great way to do that!



  1. Julie! How cute are you? I mean really! Adorbs!

  2. can you PLEASE email me the 2013 open house packet that I will be able to edit? PUH-LEASE!!! it is amazing!!! sgreen@tcss.net

  3. I just found this blog and love it! Now to weigh in about the motorcycle in your about me section...
    ...there is this wonderful book called "Kirby Kelvin and the Not Laughing Lessons" by Ivon Cecil. If you can find a copy you would LOVE it!

  4. Julie I just stumbled upon your blog. I am so happy to have found you. I am thinking about purchasing your realistic critter cafe however, I wanted to know if you critter cafe menu that was shown in your pensieve was included? If not could you email me one or could I purchase it? Your blog has been an answer to my prayers. thedavidsonfamily8@hotmail.com


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