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Here are 5 Art Resources you could use in your classroom

Sketchbook Drawing Prompts Sketchbook assignments became a staple in my upper elementary art classes years ago when I started teaching off a cart. Initially intended for my students to complete as homework, it has also served as busy-work for my notorious early finishers and as emergency sub plans. I love this resource because: it offers students choice & variety, meanwhile setting parameters […]

Crispy Plants and Cat Poop

Yup. That’s precisely what awaited us upon our return from the Maritimes, nearly 3 years ago. Sure, our (now deceased) cats were always terrible roommates. Well… mostly Phoebe was a terrible roommate. Unfortunately, she was also our eldest daughter’s favorite and we were obviously stuck with her; an until-death-do-us-part sort of thing. My husband was adamant that cats can be […]

What are we doing today, Ms. Hope?

These are often the words that my students greet (let’s be honest–bombard) me with me each and every time I enter their classroom for Art.  But hey, it sure beats hearing: “Ugh, not Art with Ms. Hope!” Ouch, right?  Unfortunately, I’ve heard it on far too many occasions as an art specialist (perhaps you have too!). Mind you, those exact […]

Earth Day 2022

I’ve just got to share this story with you! Last Monday, during Science class, I decided to take the opportunity to talk about Earth Day with my 3rd graders (we had just wrapped up a unit on the Water Cycle and Clouds). I started out the class with a cute video about all the things we can do to help the planet […]

Imposter Syndrome

I have a teacher-author-related confession to make… I suffer from “imposter syndrome”. When I embarked on this journey of becoming a teacher seller on Teachers Pay Teachers in October 2020, I thought it would be a fun thing to try out as a side-hustle. You know, a fun way to make a few extra dollars to support my hobbies while […]

A New Home Office For this Teacherpreneur!

Friends, I received the most thoughtful, wonderful gift from my husband this past Christmas: a home office makeover! If you follow me over on Instagram, you might have read the post (at the very beginning of the school year) where I shared a small, yet new, home office space set up in the brightest corner of our downstairs family room. […]

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