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!)
For me, Thanksgiving is all about family and food!! I always loved adding this activity to our writing center so students could make up their own Thanksgiving menu.What's your favorite food for Thanksgiving? Do you do any non-traditional foods? I'm all about the stuffing!Find my Thanksgiving Dinner Writing Activity at the link in my bio.• bit.ly/thanksgivingwritingcenter ... See MoreSee Less
Ready for Halloween?? 🎃👻》》What's your favorite Halloween candy??If you are able to do Halloween themed activities in you classroom, this is a fun one for word work!Students match the pictures, then read and record the sight words (or CVC words). Students can also write sentences using the words.Best part?? It's also EDITABLE! You can type your own words to match the sight words or CVC words your students are currently learning.🔗 bit.ly/halloweensightwordmatch ... See MoreSee Less
Who is ready for spooky season??! 🦇 But really though, I don't do spooky, scary stuff. No thank you! Anyone else that way??I just loved using these graphic organizers during our bats unit. There are 8️⃣ lift-the-flap organizers to choose from with different options for the amount of writing lines. Perfect for readers response and checking comprehension!Not doing a bat unit? No problem! I have these for fall 🍂 and pumpkins 🎃 too. Comment or message me for those links. 》http://bit.ly/batstoryorganizers ... See MoreSee Less