I love having the opportunity to stay at home with my two beautiful, sweet, and joyfully energetic children while they are young and often think about returning to the classroom once they are at school full-time.
I don’t want to rush a single moment of our time together because I know that they are only little once and I want to enjoy as much of this sweet, exciting, exhausting, challenging season in our lives as I can. And right now, It’s pretty fun just being a regular mom who takes her kids to school.
Even though I’m enjoying my time at home with two little ones, my heart always fills with joy and nostalgia each time I look back at photos of my classroom. School has always been my happy place and I made every effort to nurture that love of learning for my students by creating a warm, cozy, welcoming classroom environment.
I often spend my summers helping my former colleagues decorate and organize their own classrooms for the coming school year. Classroom setup is decidedly more chatoic with two kids in tow, but I love returning to the classroom and I feel like my children earn the title of “honorary teacher’s kid” every time they come to lend a hand.
The Kinder Craze blog is still loaded with ideas and inspiration for classroom teachers, and now also features content and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. You’ll also find printable classroom activities and instructional decor in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.