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3 years!  3 years friends!  I can’t believe it! It has been 3 years since I started A Modern Teacher.  Wow!  And shortly after, I opened my shop on Teachers Pay Teachers and my life and my family’s life have changed in SO many good, GREAT, wonderful ways.

I could go on and on about the blessings but one thing is for sure: I am honored to share with you, to have you here, to meet you and to share my heart with you.  Words can’t express my deep gratitude! I absolutely LOVE what I’m doing.

To celebrate, I will be giving away 3 gift certificates of $20 to Teachers Pay Teachers.  You can buy anything your little heart would like! 3 winners teacher friends! That’s a lot of resources for you and your students. I believe in what TpT is doing.  I love the way it is empowering teachers not only in the classroom but also in their lives at home.  I can definitely get onboard with that!

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I have some highlights of 2014 (like celebrating all of my youngest’s “firsts” in the first year of his life and meeting so many friends at the TpT Conference) but really, I’m ready for 2015.  Really, really READY.

Here’s why:

1. I get to continue to do something I love {create!}: help teachers (in turn helping kids) with resources for their classrooms.

2. Love on my 1 year old and 3 year old before they go to all-day, five-days-a-week school

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3. Aaaaannnnd the super fun announcement is: I’m starting a DIY Blog for Parents.  ****EEK!*****

It’s a little (ok, a lot) of craziness on my part (and my husband’s part too because he’ll be making some cameos).  But I’m taking it slow.  I want and feel a tug in my heart to share a bit more with parents.  I’m not sure “A Modern Teacher” is the place to do it.  I believe maybe one day I will combine the 2 blogs but for now, I am keeping the 2 separate.  I know you here at A Modern Teacher really want more and more teaching ideas and ideas on management and organization. How? You have so kindly filled out a survey the past couple of years.  I wanted/want to know more of what YOU want (because this blog isn’t about me) and DIY projects at home are not one of them.  And that is ok. 🙂  Yes, you don’t mind reading about my family and personal life because that is what makes me ME. BUT, ultimately, you come for teaching ideas, not home DIY projects.  More ways to be successful as a teacher…in the classroom.  And you know what else? I LOVE that because I’m a teacher at heart.

So, if you would like to see the 2 blogs combine–let me know in the comments.  I am completely open to hearing your opinions.  I just know 99% of posts will be (I already have all of January planned-wahoo!) DIY home projects (making your home more functional for children).  Not teaching related at all.  Just doesn’t seem like “A Modern Teacher” would be the place to post about DIY projects at home.  But maybe I’m wrong.  Maybe you would like to hear all about that too. AND maybe one day I will make it one big ole’ blog.  For now though, come on over to “Rise and Shine DIY” if you like home projects and if you like to “Do It Yourself”!!  This will be fun!!!!  I’d love for you to subscribe through Bloglovin’.

Will I still post here?  ABSOLUTELY!  I have more ideas to share. My 2015 goal is to post atleast once a week on Wednesdays.

Will I still create and sell resources? ABSOLUTELY!  In fact, I have some organizing resources I’m working on, the planners are even better with updates and new designs (coming this spring), and I’ll be selling the printed personal planner (The Teacher Life Map) both here and on the parent blog as gifts for teachers.

So, enter below!  Check out the new site!!!  I would love for you to come over!  It seems sorta plain right now, but a white background (according to lots and lots of designers), will make the images POP.

And one more thing, do you like my new design?  Kept some details but refining it every year 🙂

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Happy New Year!  Here’s to 2015!!

~April

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