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. My blog originally started as a way to share my classroom lessons and ideas. But since I’ve been retired now for almost 6 years my focus has started to shift.

Moving forward (I’m writing this in January 2023) I’m shifting my focus to my clip art creations. I’ve had lots of fun over the years creating social media icons, cute clip art, and most recently paper bag puppet templates!

Although I don’t anticipate writing anymore book reviews, you can find an alphabetized list of over 100 reviews I’ve written over the years by clicking the KID LIT image at the side of any blog post.

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




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Thanks for stopping by and have a ONEderful day!

10 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

  2. I’m often looking online for cute things or ideas for my young grandchildren. Pleased to find your website…and an Islander like me!
    I found an image of a poem, “Bear”, attributed to your website, plus the comment reference above (I actually think the poem should be entitled “Big Bear”!), but do not find it in your search. I was wanting to know the author please & to be able to give credit as well when I pass it along to gkids…thanks.

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