teacher and student website, Mrs. Renz.net. I began my classroom website in the year 2000. I've been an upper grades and math teacher for most of my career and started my website as a place to park the great teaching ideas and resources so I could find them easily. The same is true for all of the great student websites that encouraged students to strengthen their academic skills through what they thought was play. I taught 4th grade at Vern Patrick Elementary School and Tom McCall Elementary School and my website was being used all over the world by students an teachers alike.
When I transitioned to a new position as Academic Achievement Specialist within my district, I knew I wanted to start blogging so I could share with teachers in a different way. If sharing and helping had colors, they would be bright and fun and that's what I chose for my newly designed blog logo that I am using today. I love color (especially purple) and am a teacher at heart so my blog and TpT logo needed to reflect that. This is the first rendition for my blog logo:
Designs by Kassie, and fell in love with her very first draft! I love,love, love my logo!
I opened my TpT store in the summer of 2012 and am having so much fun creating materials to share! Of course, I had to add lots of value with each item I sell. I wish TpT had a latte-themed price structure with so I could market my materials as a "small latte price" or a "2-latte price. " My TpT materials are packed with all of the extras I can think of that teachers would ever need when using the item, so I hope that teachers believe they get a great value buying my materials.
So that's my story (and a little bit more)! What's yours? Join the linky fun!