My name’s Elyse (pronounced “Uh-lease”) and I’ve been teaching Kindergarten for 5 years! I did a few months in 2nd grade while a teacher was on maternity leave and since I had just moved I was desperate for a job! I knew I always wanted to teach Kinder but after that I was 110% sure! For some unknown reason, I love all things apple (no, not the brand) but that is how the blog name was born. The ironic part is that I don’t really care for eating apples, so I always have to make it clear to my students that I like apple things not apples themselves! (Found that out when I started getting apples every few days from my first class!)
I’m a Florida girl, born and raised, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with my Masters in Education. I love all things orange and blue! GOGATORS!!
I got married in the summer of 2013 in the mountains of North Carolina. My dog is my favorite thing in the world (besides my husband, of course) so of course she was in attendance! My husband is a business and life coach so he’s great at “listening” to my school talk and is a big positive influence in my life!
Just a girl and her dog! (Yes, this is framed in my house!)
A fun new way to practice basic addition with a spring theme! 🌸Students will show their knowledge of addition facts up to 10 with these interactive, digital activities.This can be used with PowerPoint, uploaded to Google Slides, and on the Seesaw app.Link in bio.➡️ bit.ly/springadditiondigital ... See MoreSee Less
One of my all time favorite things to teach about is plants! I don't know why because I'm horrible at actually growing anything... but my plants unit was always fun for me!!This interactive notebook resource has 4 activities all about plants. 🌱• Plant parts• Plant parts we eat • Plant needs• Tops or bottoms - where plants growDo you have a favorite unit to teach??➡️ bit.ly/plantsnotebook ... See MoreSee Less
Made a new #writetheroom activity!! 🌌 These are my favorite to make and there's now 6️⃣0️⃣ of them in my store!My husband and I were watching Space Force on Netflix recently and I realized I didn't have a space write the room, so obviously I had to make one! 🚀This was a fun one to make! Now, what should the next one be?? Any ideas or suggestions?➡️ bit.ly/spacewritetheroom ... See MoreSee Less
🍀 READING COMPREHENSION 🍀These lift-the-flap graphic organizers can be used with any of your St. Patrick's Day read alouds! There are 8 options to choose from based on your reading comprehension focus.bit.ly/stpattystoryorganizers... See MoreSee Less
It's March, so does that mean it's time for spring??! 🌼I'm sure lots of you live where it's cold during the winter, so maybe you are ready for spring weather. However in Florida, our "winter" quickly turns to almost summer weather very quickly. I still love the spring time though!You can get ready for spring with this fun write the room activity!➡️ bit.ly/springwritetheroom ... See MoreSee Less