Thanks for visiting my blog!  My name is Emily and I'm a 6th year teacher in Utah.  Most of my teaching experience has been in Kindergarten and First Grade, but I spent my very first year teaching in Taiwan, where I had the chance to teach 3rd grade at a private English school. When I returned to the States I spent a few years teaching at an exceptional private school before transitioning to a charter school.  This year I'm teaching first grade and I love it.  I just finished my Masters degree and am excited to have more time to invest in creating teacher products!
I'm married to THE most wonderful husband in the world.  I absolutely adore him (is it obvious?).  We love to travel and together we've visited Taiwan, Thailand, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Japan.  We have no kids yet, but we do have a cute kitty that I rescued from the jaws of my parents dog.  She was a 2-week old stray kitten when the dog got ahold of her and was fighting her mom in the trees behind my parents home. When we recovered her from his mouth she wasn't hurt at all - just slobbery!  Ironically enough, we never intended to get a cat and had been considering adopting a dog, but now we're hooked.  
We are happy and grateful for all that God has blessed us with.  

Feel free to contact me with any questions!  
tangledwithteaching {at} hotmail {dot} com


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  2. I have nominated you and your blog for the Liebster Award! Come on over to my blog to see what you are to do next. Congratulations!
    BTW I went to 1st and 2nd grade in Tiawan about a zillion years ago!
    Pauline at
    First Grade by the Sea

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  4. Recently, I found your Dr. Seuss post, of your front door bulletin. I know you did this a yr. ago, but do you have any recommendations of where I can find the thing 1 and thing 2 name tags. Having a hrd time finding them.

    1. Hi Raacheli, I got them at Target last year and I actually was able to find some more there this year. Hopefully you can too! Best of luck!

  5. I sent you an email yesterday to your email about an item that I purchased on TPT. I know you are probably busy this time of year, but I was wondering if you had a chance to look at it.

  6. Hi ,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is: 



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!


  7. Hi Emily!
    Love your creative blog!! We would like to try making the Truffula trees with pool noodles but wondering how you made them stand up and bend?? Any help would be amazing!
    - Andrea
    Edmonton, AB Canada


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