The Story Behind the Logo

Have you ever caught yourself admiring a creative, fun, or entertaining logo, and wondered what was the story behind that logo?   I know I have!

Since my logo/business name (Penelope's Portfolio) is clearly different from my personal name, (Jennifer), which can lead to questions, I thought I would share the story behind my logo.  I am linking up with Jenny from Art With Jenny K. to do just that!  Thanks Jenny!

Five for Friday: September 18, 2015

This is my second time linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!  It is very exciting, indeed!

I have had a busy and fun last few weeks.  Here are five of my recent events...

Teaching Perseverance to Children

Perseverance, Diligence, Hard Work, Determination, and Self-Discipline

Two children showing perseverance with a homemade fruit punch standThese skills are an important and necessary part of life.   They aid in achieving success, and the more one embraces them, the more enjoyable a project may be.  Some people seem to be born as natural "go-getters" while others may need a bit more of a push to get things done.  I was one of those "go-getters" in high school.  I had a goal to never have homework, and I achieved that goal...I probably had homework only a handful of times in my entire high school career.  How did I do that?  I made a plan that every

Teacher Wisdom: Classroom Management Tips

I am happy to be joining up with Sarah from More than a Worksheet for this month's Teacher Wisdom linky.  Classroom Management Tips is the topic, and that is speaking my language!

An apple and papers symbolozing learning

6 Meaningful Ways to Teach Respect

A boy smiling and being silly as he shows respect

"Show respect to people who deserve it;  not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours." -Dave Willis

Teaching Respect...

Respect.  We all desire it, most of us deserve it, and sometimes we demand it!  Giving and receiving respect is one of the most powerful connections we can make to each other.  Therefore, if we appreciate and value respect, why is it