Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget to tell those around you how much you appreciate them. Teachers work hard all day, every day to impact the lives of their students. As a small thank you, I've collaborated with other great educators to give a token of our appreciation.

A Teacher for All Seasons

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it's snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You're a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thank you for all that you do to develop and changes the lives of the students and educators that cross your path. Go ahead and enter the raffle here to win $50 TPT gift card below.  Thank you again for all that you do!

How to Merge Math and Art:

Here is a super fun way to introduce art to math lessons! It's incredible to see students light up as they make the connections between art and mathematics.

This is one of my favorite activities! As an amateur artist (you can view my paintings at ) and a full time math educator (B.S. Mathematics), I truly believe that art and math are very closely related. Attention to detail, pattern recognition and synthesizing data are qualities found in mathematicians and artists alike. Breaking down a large task (weather a difficult math problem or complex art project) into smaller parts is an important skill for all students to master.  

As students begin drawing the pieces into the appropriate location in the frame they will enjoy connecting the lines to complete the painting. When they complete the painting, they can research the title and artist. Students can even color in the picture for a more complete look. Who knew fraction conversions could result into a Math Masterwork?!

Check it out here!