About Me

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 a third grade teacher in British Columbia, but I am relatively new to the "mainland.  

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 explore as often as I can!

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 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 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, engaging lesson plan for only a few dollars.  Time seems to always be limited, budgets are always 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.  

No prep Bible, Science, Character Education

Bible Projects, No-Prep Science, and Character Education Units from

Poet Prints

I love connecting with other teacher-colleagues around the world. I can't wait to hear from you.  Please find me and connect on:

Instagram, Twitter, TeachersPayTeachers

Shanon and Courtney