Change the World…One Lesson at a Time

Teaching is exciting, scary, rewarding, and overwhelming all at once. It’s a huge responsibility…but with responsibility comes opportunity. As teachers, I believe we have the opportunity to change the world – one day at a time, one student at a time, and one lesson at a time. 
Here on the blog you’ll find resources and ideas that I hope will make life a little bit easier for you. Scroll down the side bar to find categories for math, literacy, management, and free stuff. Who doesn’t like free stuff, man?!

A Little About Me

My name is Blair Turner and I grew up in St. Louis (go Cards!), but I have lived in Boston for the past 9 years. I taught 3rd grade for 5 years and am currently teaching math in grades 3 and 4.

I just got married! THAT WAS AWESOME. My husband’s name is Steve and he’s the coolest dude you’ll ever meet.

Photo by Ampersand Wedding Photography


A Little About My Resources
I always create with my own students in mind: thoughtful and eager learners with diverse needs. My resources are designed to help students access Common Core standards through interactive, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences. 

I am constantly creating new resources. Some may say obsessively. πŸ˜‰ Here are some of my top selling products. You can click the links to  visit TpT and check out each resource. 

Back To School Goodies

Decorate Your Classroom

My Favorite Products

Grammar Packets

Data Tracking Binders

4th Grade INBs

3rd Grade INBs

2nd Grade INBs

1st Grade INBs

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  1. says

    Welcome to the world of blogging. I remember when I started this fall. I thought I would never be able to come up with ideas to blog about and I fretted about whether or not what I posted would be of interest to others. I have learned that if you are true to yourself, people will take note. I am so privileged to have met fabulous teachers along the way. Now I have met you. I look forward to following your blogging journey.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

    • says

      Thanks so much for your encouraging note, Charlene! I’m really excited to get to know my fellow teacher-bloggers and see where this whole thing takes me. πŸ™‚

  2. says

    Your blog looks awesome, Blair! I also dove in this spring – not a planned thing at all, I thought I’d just “play around” with the blogger platform so that when I was ready I’d know what to do! HA! Didn’t work quite like that!! That’s ok because I’m having fun with it! πŸ™‚

    I love your Dueling Inequalities game – looks like something I can pull out in a couple of weeks to keep the kids busy. Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom

  3. says

    Welcome to the blog world! I’ve only been at it about 3 months and I’m already hooked and can’t believe how much I’ve learned from other bloggers! I’m really excited to be following another inclusion teacher!
    Congrats on the engagement! If I’d had Pinterest back when I got married I still don’t think I’d be finished planning! There are so many amazing ideas out there.
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  4. says

    I just started blogging a couple of weeks ago, and I cannot believe how much I have learned and found from other teachers. Thanks for sharing your inequality game. I teach resource math and intervention classes, and will definitely be able to use this game for all of my kids in a variety of situations. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Shenanigans in 6th Grade Math

  5. says

    I just purchased one of your TpT products tonight on Common Core Standards for second grade. I cannot get it download properly. Can you PLEASE contact me at and worked me through it. The message that comes up for me is: Adobe Reader could not open :_MATH.pdf” because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded). I tried to download it numerous times but now the download is gone and I’m out of luck. Please help me directly via my email account so I can get your fantastic product that I paid for. Thanks!

  6. says

    I’m so glad I found you on Tpt. My students have really enjoyed learning and creating using your interactive math notebooks. I saw where you have a bundle for 2nd and 3rd grade. I will be checking out all of them. This has been very beneficial for me since I am a first time (year) 2nd/3rd grade looping teacher. This year I am with my 2nd grade class from last year in 3rd. Next year I will go back to 2nd. I’m really excited about doing this and can’t wait!! Again, thanks!!

  7. says

    I just found you through the facebook ‘wallflower’ group and am so excited to have found your blog! I am also a third grade teacher and engaged! We’ll be getting married in June 2014 πŸ˜‰ Happy Planning! Stop by my blog if you have a chance..I have some weekly wedding posts that are scheduled to go up every Wednesday.Can’t wait to hear more about your wedding planning!
    Teaching in Paradise

  8. says

    Hey There! I’ve seen you around on instagram (that sounds creepy!). I wanted to say hi because i am a fellow MA teacher. I live and teach on Cape Cod…just down the road from you =) I am planning a New England blogger meet up this winter. We can all get together and complain about the weather…hehe! I’ll tag you on insta!
    A Burst of First

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