Hi, thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blog world. I'm Rachel, a third grade teacher from British Columbia, Canada. I absolutely love teaching little people: in my classroom, in Sunday School, or during one-on-one tutoring. I am so glad that you stopped by, and I can't wait to connect with more teacher-colleagues from around the world!
I am ...
I am a third grade teacher in British Columbia, Canada. I grew up on Vancouver Island and moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia in 2011. I am married to my wonderful husband, Jared, and we moved to away from downtown and out to the 'suburbs' in May of 2015. We love living and working in the same community. I love that the West Coast of Canada has so many amazing places to explore, so I try to get out and adventure as often as I can!
I love ...
I love teaching elementary school. I call my students "my kids", because that's what they are. I love building relationships that last longer than the year they are in my classroom and building a community that is strong enough to move forward from year to year. I have taught second, third, and fourth grade... but hold a special place in my heart for third.
I love 'lightbulb' moments in teaching and firmly believe that all students are capable of success. I know that teaching is so much more than curriculum and I hope that each student leaves my room knowing that they are important and a precious gift from God.
I am constantly trying to improve myself as a teacher in order to reach all of the students in my classroom. I love how technology, blogging communities, and online support has made this even more achievable!
I create ...
I began creating resources for Teachers Pay Teachers in 2015 as a way to share high quality units and lessons with other teachers. I love how TpT allows teachers to pick up a complete and engaging lesson plan for only a few dollars. Time seems to always be limited, budgets are constantly shrinking and TpT allows me plan and share engaging lessons so easily! (I am a huge customer as well as a seller!)
For the most part, I create resources that I use in my own classroom: complete character education, no-prep Science and Math units, and Bible projects that dig deep into Biblical stories, values, and truths.