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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 […]

Do you play April Fools jokes on your students?

What about on your boss?!! About 5 years ago my colleague, Lucie, and I played the best April Fools prank ever on our principal, Mr. H. That’s right, our boss.  With both of us members of the Social Committee, Lucie and I came up with the brilliant idea to invite coworkers to play pranks on each other the entire week […]

My 7 Must-Have Teacher Tools For Teaching Off a Cart

For those of you that don’t know me: Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I am a full-time elementary teacher living and working in the outskirts of Montreal, Quebec. Last year I received permanency at my school as their Visual Arts teacher. However, because I only teach Art 63% of the time, I teach other subjects too. To be […]

Add These 5 Books to Your Shopping Cart This March

If you’ve been looking for the best picture books to read to your students this March, look no further, I have rounded up MY TOP 5 GO-TO READ-ALOUDS for Women’s History Month in this week’s blog post. All about some pretty important women artists, of course. In honour of Women’s History Month, my Boom Cards for both Frida Kahlo and Mary Blair will be 20%-off from […]

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. […]

New year, new office, new plans.

Siiiiigh. And so it begins! It’s a whole other year at my new school, and we’re Year Two into this everlasting COVID-19 pandemic.  But this year feels different. Maybe because I’ve got a new outlook on it all.  For one, I’m now fully vaccinated! Second, I no longer have to wear protective eyewear aka foggy googles when I teach. And […]

Planning for Stop Motion Success with Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 [+ Stop Motion Checklist Freebie Download]

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you may have figured out by now that I am an advocate for cross-curricular learning, especially when it comes to educational activities or lessons that involve STEAM. (In case you didn’t know, the acronym STEAM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Being the art specialist that I am, I’ve taught […]

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