An image of me, An African American woman, standing in front of the wings in Nashville, Tennessee. I am wearing a blue T-shirt with white graphics and black jeans. My head is tilted to the side and my hands are on my hips.

Hi, I’m Tania!

I am so glad that you are here!

I’m a proud Florida State University Alumni!  Go, Noles!  I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialist in Education Degree in Instructional Media and Technology.  I have had many amazing experiences over the course of my 17-year teaching career.

Most of my years were spent teaching Kindergarten.  Honestly, teaching Kdg has saved my career on so many occasions.  Not everyone can teach young students- so I was constantly told.  That has been my saving grace.  I have gotten teaching positions and been saved from being furloughed due to my experience with our sweet, little students.  It has been a blessing to me in so many ways!  God is GREAT!

Currently, I am teaching Second Grade.  I was actually hired to teach Second Grade when I first moved to Georiga.  I spent my first three years in Second.  Then, I was asked to shift to Kindergarten.  Honestly, I didn’t think that I would ever go back to Kdg.  I looped from Kindergarten to First Grade for a few years.   I love all three grade levels, however, I think that teaching Second Grade might be my absolute favorite.

I am so glad that you have discovered my blog.  I love sharing teaching ideas, my experiences, and resources with you!  Teaching is one of my passions and gifts.  I think that you will be able to get a sense of that from my post here and on social media.

I am passionate about children’s literature, cultural diversity, and cultural responsiveness, building tight-knit, familial relationships with my students, and building my students’ self-esteem and confidence. Most often, I wake up excited about the day ahead in my classroom.  I genuinely hope that you feel that way, as well.  If not, perhaps we can support one another so that you can achieve, or maintain, that same joy.


Here are 10 facts that you might not have been able to guess about me:

  1.  I am originally from South Florida.  The sight of palm trees sends peace to my soul.
  2. I was the First Senior Co-Captain of my high school football cheerleading team.
  3. I have a sheer weakness for chocolate ice cream!
  4. I am a Whole 30 success story.  My health improved drastically after completing this program.  Currently, I am in a state of maintaining my healthier lifestyle.
  5. I love roses, but tulips might be my absolute favorite.
  6. My favorite color is red.
  7. I often buy items that I think are really beautiful and then never use or wear them.  “They are too pretty to use!”  I know…. That’s insane!
  8. I am positively terrified of FROGS!
  9. I cannot sleep without socks on my feet.  I’m not 100% sure why this is, but it is.
  10. Two of my teeth are not real!  I won’t tell you which ones.  LOL

Please take a look around my blog.  I hope that you will find many posts that will encourage or inspire you!  Feel free to shop any of my time-saving, cross-curricular, and easy prep resources.  You can find them in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, Teach Me T.

I am so glad that you stopped by.

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