April 2015 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Airborne Everyday Giveaway

As a Teacher, I need to keep myself as healthy as possible. I recently received a bottle of Airborne ® Everyday ™ multivitamin plus gummies from Airborne to try out and share with you.   I’ve never used Airborne daily.  My experience was always with the dissolving tablets, so this was a change. I was excited to try these because I’m a big fan of anything gummy.  And, if  I could convince myself that these

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Do you Audible?

Are you familiar with Audible? Audible is Amazon’s Audiobook company.  They offer over 180,000 titles.  Children’s books, young adult fiction, romance, you name it and Audible carries it. As like so many other teachers, I have a long commute to work each day (almost 30 minutes each way).  I’m often still so wrapped up in the stress of my day that I’m unable to leave work at work.  I started listening to Audible through my

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Visual Reminders

Hey there!  I’m over on the Ellison Education blog today sharing these simple wristbands that I’ve started using as a quick way to individualize a bit of my instruction.  It takes me less than three minutes to prep each day.  Click on the picture below to head on over and check it out.

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Unshakeable: Tips, Strategies, Energy, Inspiration

Every year I experience a January slow down.  The cold, snowy, dark weather makes me want to go home after school and cuddle under the electric blanket, and makes me hit the snooze button too many times than I’d like to admit. Then, spring hits and I’m generally feeling a little better except it’s so hard to stay after school and get work done when it’s absolutely gorgeous outside!  I generally notice a change in

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.




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