The place for first grade fun!


Hi, I'm Carol. 

I love working with primary-aged students and seeing them experience light bulb moments! I also know it takes time to plan and look for materials that will lead students toward these moments!

I'm here to help other primary teachers who love experiencing these student light bulb moments.

I love to share time-saving ideas and materials that are engaging, fun, and do the job!

You're in the right place if:

  • you like to have fun while teaching
  • you are looking for engaging activities that your students will love
  • you are busy and need time-saving ideas and activities 

All through my teaching career, I've created activities and materials for my students that are enjoyable and appealing. I feel that when students are having fun, they are more apt to learn!

I opened my TpT store in July 2014 to begin sharing ideas and activities from my teaching experience. I created activities to use in my classroom and thought other teachers might find them beneficial too!

I have been involved in education all my adult life! I taught preschool before having my children, homeschooled my children for several years, oversaw other homeschooling families through a private school, and taught kindergarten first grade, and second grade for 27 years in public school (the bulk was first grade).

I am a coffee and chocolate lover! I can't imagine starting my day without several cups of strong, black coffee! I love pretty much any chocolate candy if it is made with milk chocolate. One of my very favorite candies is See’s milk chocolate Bordeaux.

I am married and have 3 grown children, five adorable grandchildren, and a fantastic fur baby named Bella.

Stop by and look at one of my top products that is always a favorite with first grade students Daily Place Value and Number Sense 

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