Paradise Found

Paradise Found

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas yesterday. I know I did. The hubby and I spent time with family and ate,ate,ate!

Now that Christmas is over, I wanted to share why I choose to name my blog and my TpT Store “Primary Paradise”. First, I have always taught First Grade, even when I student taught, so my heart definitely lies with the primary grades. I would love to try teaching K or 2nd as well because I just LOVE kids in that age group.

When I was trying to think of a name, I knew that I wanted something with the word “primary”, but I was stuck with what else. I was actually driving home from grocery shopping and listing different possibilities out loud (because normal people talk to themselves, right? ;)) and nothing sounded right. I’ve always been a fan of alliteration (which must have to do with my older sister who is a high school English teacher), and all of the sudden I blurted out to myself (and my bags of groceries) “Primary Paradise!” and it was perfect for SO many reasons.

1. I LOVE tropical places. My dad (a high school computer teacher) is an avid scuba diver, and would always save up so we could go to the Bahamas every few years when we were kids. My hubby and I have been to Mexico twice and are hoping to make it to Hawaii this summer.

Honeymoon-Beach in Mexico
Honeymoon-Beach in Mexico

2. I truly believe that I was born to teach, so being in the classroom feels like paradise (most days, at least).

Born to Teach

3. AND Finally, my goal is to make the lives of other awesome teachers just a little bit easier, and the slogan “Making Teaching a Breeze” just fit right in with “Primary Paradise”.


So, I hope that this little blog can bring some “paradise” to all of you amazing, hardworking teachers out there by offering some new ideas, resources, and (I’m sure) a few laughs.

Primary Paradise

Primary Paradise

I have always had a passion for teaching and sharing with others and look forward to sharing my ideas with you!


  • Amber Thomas
    December 27, 2012 1:35 am

    It’s a great name! I like alliterative titles too; I’ve been thinking of changing my blog name and wracking my brains for a good title.

  • Primary Paradise
    Primary Paradise
    December 27, 2012 1:46 pm

    Thanks so much Amber! I just check out your blog, and I love it! 🙂 I actually really like your name because it matches your content really well, but good luck if you do decide to change it!

  • Stephanie
    December 28, 2012 2:21 am

    I love your name! I also wanted to try something “Primary” but seemed all the good ideas were taken…hmm…sounds like something my little ones would say!! Welcome to the world of blogging! I have nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! Stop by my blog and check it out!!


  • Primary Paradise
    Primary Paradise
    December 28, 2012 8:56 pm

    Thanks so much Stephanie! I really like the name “hands on happiness” 🙂

  • Ann
    December 30, 2012 1:29 am

    Hi Martha,
    I am just “hopping” by to say hello and congrats on your new blog. It looks awesome.

    Ann(the teacher who has a rabbit, a very cute one I might add…we’ve chatted on email before…hope your guinea pigs are doing good)

  • Primary Paradise
    Primary Paradise
    December 30, 2012 12:47 pm

    Hi Ann! I totally remember you and your super cute rabbit! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)And my guinea pigs are doing great! I’ll have to post a picture of them sometime soon!

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