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I'm just gonna be honest here, sometimes a little fun "fluff" is what I want from a blog or Pinterest. Sometimes I'm looking for really good stuff, like that perfect lesson or that wonderful organizational idea. Sometimes I am just curious about how someone else does things.

This blog is more about what I teach than the products I create.  I love foldables and creativity.  I love teaching kids higher level thinking skills.  Not just GT kids, but all kids. Sometimes I have time to put a product on TpT (I try to do freebies, but some of those products take HOURS!)  Most of the time, I just write about teaching and sharing ideas!  

I've been teaching for 25 years, and I've spent some years staying at home with my kids. I finished a masters program with a houseful of teenagers and a classroom full of third graders. I wear several hats, probably like many of you.  I'm definitely an optimist; teachers almost have to be! I have three kids, one of them is grown and two in college.  Busy, busy!!  I've been married for 31 years. Wow, I know.  We have two dogs, faithful and sweet, and two rabbits (my daughter shows them for FFA!).  
I don't love to organize as much as I love to buy organizational supplies because I think they're fun!  I have a new job this year starting in 2016 as a GT lead teacher in two schools.  My passions are God, family, teaching...and decorating my home and classroom are up there too. I like learning about new and better ways to do things, especially in the classroom.  I hope you find something encouraging or useful here!



  1. Julie, I am glad to have found you. We have a LOT in common, from station in life, to why we blog, to organization... that made me laugh. I'm your newest follower! See you around. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

  2. I'm so glad too, Kathleen! So good to meet a friend with so much in common. We have LOTS to talk about, I'm sure!


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