Hiiiii, I'm Nesli. Yes, pronounced like the chocolate.
Ohhhh my goodness, welcome, welcomeeee!! I am so happy you found my little space on the internet and I’m BEYOND excited that you’re here. I cannot wait to get to you know you and become teacher friends! I’m a 2nd grade teacher and super passionate about sparking curiosity & a joy for learning in my students. I want my students to not only LOVE coming to school, but I want them to be curious & eager to learn allllll the things. So you’ll find that I work really hard to create engaging & low prep resources that will make my students smile, think & even giggle a little! And I want to share with YOU what has helped me become a happy and less overwhelmed teacher again. 🙂
Ok, ok. So, no I don’t actually wear Prada. I just really loved the movie, The Devil Wears Prada. Ha. Anne Hathway, anyone? I just loveee her! Oh my gosh, The Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted…soooo good. But really though. As I was watching that movie yearssss ago, the name just came to me. And since I love all things fashion and only wish I could afford to wear Prada, the name was perfect. Although my “Prada” is considered dresses from Loft and Target, I always felt it was important to look nice and dress up for work, even if I was sitting on the floor with the kids. That being said, when I’m not in the classroom you can find me in yoga pants, converses, and a cute headband, of course.
More about me..
I graduated from the College of William and Mary in VA with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology. I’m a nerd and love to research & learn new things in education. I have been teaching for 10 years. I’ve taught first, second, third & fourth grade! 2nd grade is hands down my favorite grade to teach! You’ll find that many of the resources I create are geared towards 2nd and 3rd grade, for now. 4th grade resources are coming soon.
Get to Know Me
Fun Fact #1: I'm a really good Netflix binge watcher. Like if it were a sport, I'd come in 1st every time. Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Outlander, Schitts Creek, and Good Girls are a few of my faves.
Fun Fact #2: I dream about my morning cup of coffee. And then I daydream about my afternoon cup.
Fun fact #3: I'm a total nerd and love fun facts. What can I say..I LIKE FUN FACTS AND I CANNOT LIE. If you read slash sang that to the tune of Sir-Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back, then we were def meant to be teacher besties.
Fun Fact 4: I'm shoe obsessed. But only the ones I can find on sale. Maybe one day I'll own a pair of Prada pumps. just maybe.
Fun Fact 5: I married my high school sweetheart. He's amazing. And we now have 2 beautiful sassy little girls.
Fun Fact 6: I cannot live without thin crust pizza and frozen margaritas.
I need to know!
Do your daily word problems, make you laugh out loud? I help teachers save time with rigorous done-for-you word problems that will make you & your students LOL with a Joke of the Day.