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Hannah T

Hannah T

About Hannah T

I am a 2010 graduate with a degree and certification in Elementary Ed., and I have worked with students from birth to junior high. I believe that one of the most important qualities to surviving a teaching career is a sense of humor. I also strongly feel that students are most successful when they are active and hands-on learners. My Mom was a Special Ed. teacher for almost 30 years, and my Dad was an English major, so I enjoy bouncing blog ideas off the two of them. This usually results in an exchange of great stories with my Mom, and a correction in my writing from my Dad. When they're not available, the job falls to my rescue dog, Coozie.

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Great Magazines for Kids

How much do your kids love getting mail? If they're anything like my niece, they LOVE it. One of her "jobs" is bringing the mail in, and I always give her the junk mail as "her mail". She loves it even though she doesn't know what it says, and it's usually just a pos ...

10 Ways to Be an Advocate for Your Bullied Child

Unfortunately, bullying in schools is an issue that has existed, does exist, and will continue to exist. Many schools are now implementing anti-bullying programs in an effort to combat this issue. They may include stricter definitions for what bullying is, how they plan to address it, and plans to ...

Make Summer Reading Important

Reading, reading, reading! Every few weeks a study or article comes out that talks about the importance of reading, and reading on a regular basis at every age. This is especially important for younger children who depend on reading to help them explore new information and ideas, gain new knowledge ...

Fun and Simple Outdoor Activities for Kids

The weather is getting warmer, and it's time to get the kiddos back outdoors! At first they'll be running wild with the excitement of being able to play outside again, but all too soon you'll be hearing, "I'm bored. There's nothing to do out there." Of course this isn& ...

Valentine's Day Books to Love!

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again so that means another holiday book list! The following is a list of some fun Valentine’s Day books for all ages and tastes. If you want some more Valentine’s book suggestions, check out my post, Valentine's Books You Can Fall In Love With! ...

Fun & Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, many teachers will be on the look out for crafts their students can make to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately for teachers, holidays can also mean room parties, unfocused students, and the pressure to send cute and creative gifts home with students. ...

12 Ways of Promoting Reading at Home

Having well-developed literacy skills is so incredibly important in a person’s life. Being able to read and understand what we’re reading, are skills we all use every day whether that involves reading a street sign, the new user manual for your microwave, or a newspaper. Millions of peo ...

Creating Classroom Rules with Students

One of the first things we always do at the beginning of the school year is to establish a set of classroom rules. Some teachers choose to create classroom rules before the year starts, and then introduce them to their students when the year begins. However, I like including the students in the rul ...

Books for Back-to-School!

It’s back to school time! Going back to school can be a time of varied emotions for students. They’re excited about going back to school and seeing friends, nervous about their new teachers and classes, and most likely a little sad to be leaving summer behind! Here are some of my favori ...

Is Homeschooling Right For You?

Today more and more parents are choosing to homeschool their children. This can be for a variety of reasons such as personal family schedule, illness, religious/cultural, or the parents don’t like the local school choices. There are both pros and cons to homeschooling, which I’ve tried ...