About Me and Contact

Even though I tend to resist "CHANGE", it is inevitable.  

The show, "Flip This House", is my inspiration for this blog.  It is a show about renovating a house that is in terrible condition and then resold for potentially (hopefully!) a profit.  I love this show because seeing the end result of hard work and change is so satisfying.  It takes courage to make changes to our comfortable routines in our daily lives.  However, there is nothing better than the sense of pride one feels after taking steps to change for the better.

My blog, Fourth Grade Flipper, is about my constant journey of change and growth as a fourth grade teacher.  Born, raised, and educated in New York, I will begin my 15th year teaching this fall in a small rural school district.  I spent 8 years in sixth grade, primarily teaching math and social studies, and I just finished my 6th year in fourth grade.  The blogging world has opened my eyes to so many new possibilities and I am excited to see where the ideas and inspiration I gain will take me and my students!

I live with my wonderful husband, two beautiful children (Lilly, 7 years old and Charlie, 4 years old), and two shih-tzus, Aussie and Porter.  They keep me on my toes everyday and I am so blessed!  We also spend a lot of time with extended family, most of which we are very fortunate to have live close by.   

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you will follow along on this journey of change and growth with me!

Feel free to email me at fourthgradeflipper@gmail.com


  1. I am happy to be you first follower! Your blog is super cute (almost as cute as your adorable children), and I enjoyed reading your biography page. I am looking forward to reading about both your school ideas and your home ideas! Welcome to the blog world! I am still fairly new myself, but if you ever have any questions or need help, feel free to email me! :)

    Delighted in Second

  2. Jennifer-WOW! I didn't think anyone would find my blog yet! Your blog is absolutely awesome and SO inspiring! Thank you for taking the time to find me. I am not even sure if you will see this comment or not. I have so much to learn about the blogging world. It is a little overwhelming but I am so excited:) Thanks again!

    1. Now I feel like I'm in your shoes! I'm a huuuuge fan of your blog! I was fifth grade for the past two years, but this year I'll be fourth grade reading! I'm so excited about the change! I love the wealth of knowledge that I can find on your blog! I have a personal blog that I've had for about a year, but my new teaching blog is brand new territory! There's not much there yet, but I'd love for you to visit my new site!

      I'm planning some fun things to come on this blog!!!!


  3. I saw your post on the second grade blog about the common core labels and standards for your file cabinet and was wondering if you had any luck in finding those labels for 4th grade.
    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Ashley! There are some free labels here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Common-Core-File-Folder-Labels-724111
      Sorry I couldn't reply by email, but you are a "no reply blogger". I hope you get this message and thank you so much for stopping by!

  4. Oh I didn't realize, I will have to fix that. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly!

    1. I also just found these too

  5. Teachers will stop at nothing to encourage their students. Check out the motivational video teachers at Margate Elementary made for their students.
    FCAT's Going Down

  6. Could you email me your word nerd document to readersinaction@gmail.com



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