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!)
Still teaching this week?? Print and go pages were always a life saver for me on weeks like this!!These December holiday themed printables have reading, writing, and math pages to give your students some extra practice with little to no prep for you!!➡️ bit.ly/holidaysprintandgo ... See MoreSee Less
I'm happy I finished these Hanukkah themed alphabet activities while it's still Hanukkah!! 😅A fun way to practice letters and sounds with your early learners! 🕎 bit.ly/hanukkahabcs ... See MoreSee Less
Holiday word scrambles have gone DIGITAL!! 🎄🕎Practice and learn some Christmas and Hanukkah vocabulary words by reading the words and moving the letters to spell the words.Students can also add a text box to practice typing the words.💻 Use these with PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Seesaw.• bit.ly/holidayscramblesdigital ... See MoreSee Less
Whoa, it's December??! October may be my fave, but December is also towards the top of the list!This December I'm looking forward to celebrating Hanukkah with my 2.5 year old, watching all the holiday movies, and reading as many holiday books as I can. 🎄🕎What are you looking forward to this month?? ... See MoreSee Less
NEW MONTH 📚 NEW READING LOG 🎄December is just around the corner so it's time to print out a new monthly reading log!!My students always loved getting their new reading log each month and then coloring the picture as they read books. 🖍This is a great way to reinforce reading at home, especially with distance learning!➡️ bit.ly/readinglogsallyear ... See MoreSee Less