Thursday, October 2, 2014

Introducing The Primary Pack!

I am so excited to have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the fabulous bloggers of The Primary Pack!  We are collaborating to bring you a rainbow of ideas!  Make sure you follow along to grab a bunch of colorful freebies, as well as enter our giveaway with $300 worth of prizes!

Hey all! I'm Elyse blogging from A is for Apples. I am a Florida native who loves reading, the Florida Gators, and watching TV. I went to the University of Florida and graduated with my Master of Education in 2008. I worked for UF for a year on a multidisciplinary team, taught Kindergarten in Gainesville for 3 years, and now I'm in my 3rd year teaching in the Tampa area.

I have been married to my hubby, Shawn, for a year and a half. We have an amazing dog, Sadie, who is actually the true love of my life! Shawn is a life/business coach and consultant so he's a big positive influence in my life. You'll see me quote him at times which I refer to as my "Shawn-isms."

My true love!!!

We're so opposite!! He's strictly a vanilla guy and I won't touch it unless it's at least 75% chocolate (Why waste the calories if it isn't?!)
At least I know I'll never have to share my dessert... (and I take my dessert very seriously!!!)

Teaching Kindergarten is something I always knew I'd do. I grew up helping my Mom in her preschool classrooms and always said I'd be a teacher, a Kindergarten teacher. When I moved to Tampa, I needed a job and had to start the year in 2nd grade. After winter break, I happily moved back to Kindergarten which is where I knew I belonged! I love creating activities for my Kinder kiddos and watching them as they learn and grow!

I just have to share my new favorite shirt!
(Except you probably do understand which is why I love blogging and sharing my teacher world with you all!)

To celebrate our new collaborative adventure, The Primary Pack is hosting a giveaway with tons of fabulous prizes!

Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway AND here's my "colorful" freebie!  Just click on the image!

 Hop along to meet our other bright bloggers and to grab a rainbow of freebies!


  1. Love that shirt...I need a teacher shirt badly! So excited to be starting this new adventure with you name twin!!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary

  2. Kindergarten is my true passion too!!! Your dog is adorable! Thanks for the fun freebie!
    Crayons & Cuties In Kindergarten

  3. I don't like to waste calories on vanilla either. Good choice. :)

    Play to Learn Preschool