Hannah Braun is a former teacher with 8 years of experience in the classroom and a master's degree in early childhood education. She designs engaging, organized classroom resources for 1st-3rd grade teachers.

Teacher Funnies 7

  Welcome to teaching!  Where the salaries are low and everything is your fault!  It’s a good thing there are people that care about kids and contributing to society because otherwise nobody would take this job. Mechanical pencils are writing utensils?  False.  They are plastic chisels designed to chip away at a teacher’s sanity.  Students…

Teaching Map Skills

  FREE Craftivity! This is a simple cut-and-paste collage style compass rose craft.  It helps kids understand how a compass rose works and learn the order of the cardinal directions (plus it looks great hung up in the hall!)  You can pick up the template for free HERE. Here’s how it’s done: You will need…

Personal Narrative Writing

Ideas for teaching personal narrative writing to first, second, and third graders. This post contains affiliate links. Where to Start with Teaching Personal Narrative Writing Before students start to write their own personal narratives, they need to be exposed to a good example or two.  Read a personal narrative mentor text like one of those…

Monday Made It – September

I’m excited to be linking up with 4th Grade Frolics today for the September edition of Monday Made It! I’m not sure I inherited the enthusiasm for holidays that most teachers have, so I’m really working on it this year.  Just today I finished this fun Halloween-themed color by code activity, and I’m offering it…

Washi tape canisters

Have you been noticing colorful spools of tape on the end caps at your craft store?  And the name on it…Washi tape?  What in the world?!? I like to think of Washi tape as the more refined version of colorful/patterned duct tape.  I decided to “Washify” a set of plain glass canisters. These canisters would…