Welcome! I am Maria Gavin and I teach half-day Kindergarten at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Over ten years in the classroom have guided me into the world of Kindergarten. I have previously taught in First and Second Grade classrooms, but after 5 years as a Kindergarten teacher, I can say with pride that this is the grade, which fills my heart with joy and a passion for teaching.
I pride myself on being an amateur shutterbug. Almost all of the photos you see on the blog were taken by me (although I occasionally hand the camera to my husband, Rob.) I love all things tidy and organized, bright colors, natural lighting, indie music, new gadgets, NPR, technology. When I'm not in my classroom I can be found working on educational products for my store on Teachers Pay Teachers or sharing my life experiences with my husband on our personal blog, Crazy Together.
I'm crazy about my classroom and the school I am so fortunate to teach at every day. Since I spend more time in my classroom than any other location, I make every effort to make it a warm, cozy, and happy place.
Bright colors are an essential element of my classroom environment and I'm also honored to work with Astrobrights Papers® as a member of the Astro Bright Minds team.
I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, then went on to complete my Master's degree in Curriculum and Teaching from MSU a few years later.