Welcome to our little corner of the world where our mission is to help you get your life back. We do this by creating lesson plans to ease your load, designing some fantastic farmhouse decor to easily make your classroom and your home a spectacular place of beauty and relaxation, and by giving you tips for self-care to help you unwind and get your life back to a place of enjoyment.
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As a Mother and Daughter Teaching Team, we are in the trenches with you. Our resources aren’t dreamt up by a group of people who have long left the classroom. We are both in the school system dealing with the same stresses you deal with each day. Believe us: we are going through this crazy educational time with you.
My mother, Tami, started Obsessed with Learning in 2012 as a Teachers Pay Teachers seller. In 2017, as she saw how much of a blessing it was to other teachers, she pursued it wholeheartedly. In the summer of 2020, I jumped on board as I saw the trends of education shifting with the introduction of virtual learning. Together, we create content, curriculum, bulletin boards, and have so much fun. It’s been a way to join our educational experience together and also contribute to the education community beyond our careers. This last winter, we reached the first TpT milestone. We were featured in the TpT newsletter! The Lord has truly blessed us with an amazing business that has expanded into this website and an Etsy store as well. It also has been a blessing from God to get to work professionally together. We’ve got big goals ahead and we will reach them with the Lord. #chordofthreestrands #jeremiah2911
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Foreshadowing is one of my favorite concepts to teach. The four types of foreshadowing we explore are abstract, prophecy, fallacy, and concrete foreshadowing. To delve into the four types of foreshadowing, we watched various movie clips. After each movie clip, we discuss how it relates to each specific type of foreshadowing. It is a neat way to analyze familiar movies, connect to the stories we read, and have some fun in the process.
Movie clips are a great way to give students a respite from their typical reading assignments and to teach ELA objectives in a relatable, fun way. A couple of weeks ago, I incorporated movie clips in order to teach different types of irony.
With each movie clip, we discussed how each specific type of irony is displayed. Students filled out organizers exploring irony within our stories and we discussed and connected the movie clip examples of irony back to the stories, as well.
My 5 Tips for Teacher Work-Home Balance will definitely help if you always feel your work as a teacher seems to take over your home life or vice versa? I have worked with tons of amazing women with much longer experience being a working mother and with many more kids. They are the true superheroes and they’ve taught me some things over the years. Here are 5 tips to help you as a teacher with your work-home life balance. They work for me, and I want to pass them along to you.