About Me

Hi! My name is Anne Marie but I often go by AMC (like the channel that airs the Walking Dead - but not because of that awesome channel!!). I am in my 17th year of teaching. Most of that time was spent in grades 3 and 4 (usually a combination of the two). I have also taught in a specialized behaviour classroom.  Two years ago I made the scary decision to leave a school and community that I loved for a shorter commute to a brand new school. The move came with a grade change too! I am currently teaching Grade 1 and loving it.

I love using mentor texts in my classroom for everything from reading (duh!!) to writing to math to art! I love the challenge of planning creative lessons that engage all my little learners. I also enjoy finding ways to incorporate technology into our learning and classroom from the simple (GoNoodle) to our Google Classroom.

When I am not in the classroom I am at home with my husband, our two teenage daughters and our senior dog (a beautiful black lab, with a liberal amount of grey!). I love reading (big people books not just mentor texts!) and going on walks.

I have been a huge blog stalker and Pinterest surfer for more years than I care to count. A few years ago I took the plunge to join the online teaching community and have loved every minute of it. Making connections and sharing ideas and resources that are used in classrooms around the world has been hugely rewarding. I love knowing that the persuasive writing activities my students loved are being enjoyed by other students too!

I am so glad that you have stopped by my little corner of the online teaching community. I hope that you find some ideas and resources (or even a laugh) you can use in your classroom. I would love to connect with you on Pinterest, FB, Instagram or even at my store on TPT.

1 comment

  1. Can't seem to find your Paragraph template...it is a great tool! i would like to use it with my students...can you forward me a copy?

    email: tristan.mcfarland@tdsb.on.ca

    thank you
    elementary school teacher
    Ontario, Canada


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