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.

area anchor chart

Kinesthetic Area and Perimeter

Here’s an easy idea for teaching area and perimeter that your students will love! Take them outside (but first, make it clear that it’s not recess time!). Have them follow behind you in a line as you walk around the edge of the basketball court (or playground, or blacktop, or whatever you have).  Yell out…

neck tie turkey bulletin board

Monday Made It, November

I’m excited to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! My first project is this silly bulletin board made of some thrift store neckties.  I made the big turkey and then realized I could us the little tie ends I had left to make a baby turkey.  This is a library bulletin…

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…

parts of speech web, FREE printables

Monday Made It October

I’m linking up today with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! Here are projects I’ve been working on lately!  Some of these projects were done for my home but I would love to do them for a classroom as well. We recently moved into a new home so I’ve been in organization mode for…

Easy Classroom Management Hacks

Every teacher needs a few fun, fast, easy, tricks up his/her sleeve.  Here are a few easy classroom management tricks I’ve picked up over the years. Need a Second to Get Ready for the Next Lesson? I got this first one from an art teacher I used to work with.  She would have a few…

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…