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!)
🍎🍏 It's my favorite time of year!! 🍎🍏Rosh Hashanah starts tonight which is the Jewish New Year. ✡️ One of the foods we eat on this holiday is apples dipped in honey. So we have apples galore in our home right now!!Apple activities were always my favorite to do in the classroom too! This All About Apples resource was always a hit with my kindergarten kids. 🍎🍏 bit.ly/applespack... See MoreSee Less
Favorite art supply?? Markers!!✨️I used to always let my students use markers when we did handwriting. It just makes it more fun!! At home, my daughter was practicing with my Ways to Show Numbers pages and grabbed her Magic Stix markers by The Pencil Grip Inc. ✨️ These markers are the best!!! They get used constantly in our home and the ink lasts for so long! ... See MoreSee Less
Working on number sense? My Ways to Show Numbers 1-10 resource got a little glow up recently! Full page and half sheet are both included now.My daughter tried them out and loved them, so they are 5 year old approved!bit.ly/shownumbers... See MoreSee Less
There's just something about a calendar and some good pens that gets me in the mood to plan and organize!Sound off in the comments with your favorite brand/type of pen!I've actually been loving the Paper Mate colored mechanical pencils.Calendars: bit.ly/monthlyteachercalendars... See MoreSee Less