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 8

It’s time for another installment of TEACHER FUNNIES! I think parent relations have to be one of the hardest parts of being a teacher.  Those little cherubs go home and tell their parents a (stretched and twisted) story from the day and next thing you know, you’ve got an irate mama/papa bear on your hands…

The Secret Life of Teachers

Teacher Burnout Explained in Two Pie Graphs This is a non-scientific (but probably pretty accurate) graphic I have created using my experience as a teacher.  Another title for this chart could be “Teacher Burnout Explained in Two Pie Graphs.”  I’m sure you can relate or even add some of your own crazy pie sections. Healthy…

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…