Always a Teacher & Forever a Mom

Author: Always a Teacher & Forever a Mom

Catia is a mother of three and a teacher at heart. Her love for teaching has been a presence in her life since a very young age. She enjoys creating resources to help her children at home, and her students at school :)

How to Make a Felt Puppet

If there is anything that I have learned while working with younger children, it’s that they absolutely LOVE puppets and throwing their own puppet shows. When I ran my home daycare, I couldn’t find enough puppets to fill our puppet basket. We had a few bought at the local dollar store but anything I found elsewhere was extremely expensive. Not liking to give up easily,… Read More

Once Upon a Game – “Bottle Cap”

One of my most fond childhood memories is of playing on the beach with my brother. Summers of my childhood were spent in a rented house at one of the wonderful Portuguese northern beaches. My parents always rented a house for a month, from local fishermen, and usually this would mean we were within walking distance to the beach. Of course, when you spend the… Read More

A Note About Subitizing

If I were to show you a bowl containing apples and asked how many you see, you would probably have little trouble telling me the correct number. How does that happen? Why does our brain recognize the number of apples in the bowl without the need to count them one by one? This skill is called subitizing and it is the ability of looking at a… Read More

Land of Books – Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch

Hello everyone! Today’s post is the first of a new series that I hope you will enjoy.  Land of Books will bring to you some of my favourite books and the reasons why I like them so much. 🙂 Being a mother of three avid readers, I have had the pleasure of getting to know quite a few good examples of children’s literature. One of… Read More

Summer Fun Outdoors!

Summer in our household is synonym of outdoor explorations. Not too many, but still worthwhile 🙂 Hubby and I have a hectic work schedule but we make it a point to take time off to have fun with our children during the Summer. One of the activities we like to do with our children is hiking. Canada is a country with beautiful sights to see.… Read More

Tutorial Time – How to Insert Digital Papers Into Your PowerPoint Documents.

Once in a while my friends send me links to teaching products that have been created by other teacher-authors and that use my digital papers. I always like to take a look at what others came up with using my stuff, and usually I end up pinning their products as a “thank you” for using my artwork. However, recently I have noticed a few products… Read More

Rewarding in the classroom – should we be concerned?

“Learning should be a reward in itself!” This is the philosophy my husband and I use to raise our children. We firmly believe that rewarding children for every single thing they do isn’t healthy. Rewarding children because they are good students or because they are well-behaved and apply themselves in school, will not teach them anything of value. In my opinion, it is far more… Read More

When children’s eyes light up!

There are a few reasons why I like to teach, but the most compelling one has to be when a child’s eyes light up. I have been volunteering at my children’s school for the last few months. I am assisting one of the most efficient and effective teachers I have had the pleasure to know. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to work closely with one… Read More

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Hello everyone! This is just a quick note to let you know that I now have a newsletter subscription page on my blog. My new newsletter will start being published this month and will include freebies, interesting teaching ideas I have found on the internet to name a few items. You can sign up for my monthly newsletter by clicking here. Take care, Catia  

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