I have been a classroom teacher in Australia since 2001 and have taught K-3. I started self publishing digital resources for education and early-learning in 2005.
I pride myself on creating a calm and happy classroom. I use various visual aids to promote positive behavior and like a good solid routine in the classroom! I like to see my students engaged in high quality learning experiences that they are excited about! Apart from the amazing experiences I have had with my own students in the classroom one of the most loved parts of my career has been learning from more senior teachers. A particular characteristic of the area I teach in was the relatively high average age range of teachers when I graduated and entered the field. I have spent many treasured hours grilling them on 'the good old days' and absorbing as much practical knowledge from their years of experience as I have been able. This has been invaluable learning for me and as teachers, the most wonderful resource we have is each other.
I graduated university with first class honours.
I earned the Outstanding Entrants scholarship to study at The University of Newcastle. I chose to study Education and have a double degree - Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Social Science - specializing in Early Childhood Education.
I am having so much fun designing high quality printable teaching resources and graphics that are classroom and teacher friendly! Please visit my 'sister-store' Graphics From the Pond'.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Character Education, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community