Hey! Thanks for popping in. My name is Barbara and I’m the face behind Grade ONEderful.

I taught K-2 for 28 years and LOVED every minute! I’m currently working part-time as a university supervisor for student teachers which I also really enjoy.

I’m a Canadian blogger and started blogging in 2011.  I don’t anticipate quitting anytime soon because I think it’s SO important for teachers to share their expertise with each other.

If you’ve already had a peek around the blog then you know that I’m passionate about sharing lessons and ideas for primary teachers AND writing book reviews.

You can find an alphabetized list of book reviews under the KID LIT tab at the top of the blog.

If you’re interested in having me review a book please visit my review policy page.

And because  I spend way too much time blogging I’ve put a few (hopefully not many) Adsense ads on my blog AND Amazon affiliate links.  I hope you don’t mind, but honestly, it’s lovely to be compensated a wee bit for all the hours that go into maintaining my blog.

I hope you have a lot of fun exploring my blog and don’t be shy about leaving a comment.


I also have a Teachers Pay Teachers store where my most popular items are my social icons. I have small sizes for your blog and BIG ones that are perfect for your teacher product pages.




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Thanks for stopping by and have a ONEderful day!

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello! I am a teacher on Outschool and would love to use your S-A-N-T-A poem in a Christmas class I am planning — it is so cute! Would I have your permission to do so? I will of course give you credit and link back to this site. Thank you for your consideration, J.Barr


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