Welcome to 3rd Grade Gridiron!

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Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or guardian of a child, you know how
important education is.  Providing children with meaningful and engaging educational activities is crucial to their academic success.

As a teacher and blogger, I strive to provide these types of educational resources and ideas on this site.  I am currently teaching 1st grade, but wanted
to share my 3rd grade resources and ideas with teachers and parents.

Feel free to search the site, browse the categories, and join me on
social media.  I also have a 1st grade site to share resources and ideas
that are specific to the primary grade levels.

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Why Summer is Awesome! – by Kid President

Kid President has always been loved and adored by
myself and my kiddos.  The kids can relate to him, love listening
to him, and can’t wait until he breaks out his latest dance moves!  🙂

Kid President’s latest video has a fun yet important message.
Check it out by click on the pin below:

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Hope everyone can join in and help out!

Teacher Appreciation SALE-ebration!

As we’re all getting ready to celebrate Teacher Appreciation,
I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU!  And as an
extra thank you, I’m throwing sales in all three shops!

My Blog Shop will be 20% off.

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I’m also hosting sales in my TpT and TN shops.  The sales occur on
different days (according to each site’s “site wide” sale.  You can find
links to them in the right hand column under my Bloglovin’ button.

I hope you have a fabulous week and are showered with lots of love
and appreciation.  It’s like Valentine’s Day – you should be showered with
love and appreciation ALL year, but it’s extra special on this day.  🙂

Change Isn’t Good…It’s GREAT!

Many of you are aware that I took this school year off.  The mental break was
well worth it.  It has been a priceless experience that was much needed.  When
I least expected it, an opportunity presented itself.  The opportunity was the kind
that couldn’t be turned down.  And don’t worry, I didn’t turn it down.  😉

I’m excited to share my special and exciting news:

I’m going back to work and I’m moving back to 1st grade!!!

I can’t be more excited!  The majority of my teaching experience is in first.
First grade captured my heart from day one of my teaching career and I’m
thrilled to go back!  Three years in third grade…an interesting adventure
and a true learning experience.


I will be starting a new blog called “Prepping for the Primary Gridiron.”
I will leave 3rd Grade Gridiron up and “alive.”  🙂  It’s a great library of resources
and I want any and all of my 3rd grade friends to have access to everything!

What will remain the same:

– 3rd Grade Gridiron blog
– 3rd Grade Gridiron FB page
– 3rd Grade Gridiron Bloglovin’ account
– my Pinterest account
– my Instagram account

What will change/be created:

– new Prepping for the Primary Gridiron blog
– Primary Gridiron FB page
– Primary Gridiron Bloglovin’ account

On another note, the 3rd Grade Gridiron newsletter will be discontinued.   🙁
I’ve enjoyed sharing exclusive freebies with you guys.  As of now, I do not
plan on doing a 1st grade newsletter.  I really want to focus 100% of my attention
to getting back into the 1st grade curriculum and giving my all to my students.

I love you all and have enjoyed every second of our journey together!  Feel free to
stop by the new blog to see what I’m working on (over the summer) to prep my
new room or (once fall gets here) to see what me and the kiddos are up to!