Teacher. That’s me, and I love the label!
Hi, I’m Brenda, and I created this website to support third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers.
Instead of writing in first person, I tell stories about the teaching life of Ms. Sneed, a fictitious fourth grade teacher. Each vignette gives you a chance to listen in on another teacher’s challenges, thought processes, problem solving, and planning.
You’re in the right place if you’re looking for:
- Strategies to enjoy teaching. Blog posts support six proven steps: organize, plan, simplify, learn, engage, and dive in.
- Ideas for teaching ELA, science, or math. Hundreds of posts explore engaging, hands-on activities.
- A specific instructional solution. Just use the search tool at the upper right to find what you’re looking for.
After decades in the classroom, I wanted to share what I had learned. That’s why I created this website.
Additionally, I opened a TPT store. In it, you’ll find free and inexpensive materials that allow you to implement ideas in your own classroom.