I am speechless! I can’t believe it has been five years since I started Fairy Dust Teaching! I had no idea how much it would grow. I still remember asking my daughter – “Do you think I will reach 100 followers?”
Today Fairy Dust Teaching is heading towards 20,000 followers. Crazy pants!
Thanks to you, my wonderful readers and blog followers, this blog has far exceeded my wildest expectations. I remember when I was excited to get 50 visits a day on the blog. Today – Fairy Dust has over 122,000 visits a month. That is over a million visits a year. Holy cow! Thanks to all of you who read, share, comment on, and pin my blog posts.
Truly – you all inspire me, motivate me and uplift me. So I want to say thanks. And what better way than with freebies, give-ways and deep discounts. All. Month. Long. (What educator doesn't love a good freebie?!)
To enter my OMG 5 Years! Blogiversary Give-Away ($50 Amazon Card)
- just make a comment below and tell me what age/grade you work with and how long you have been following Fairy Dust! Then – on Cyber Monday – Jenni is going to pick 3 names at random. Each will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon! Whoop!
To receive the special freebies – be sure you are a follower and watch your inbox on Fridays!
Congratulations! I really appreciate the perspective you bring to kindergarten and teaching in general.
Thank you Sue!
Congrats on 5 years!!!!! I’ve following at least 3 of those years maybe longer. I’ve been teaching Kindergarten for 10 years. My fingers are crossed.
Congrats! and Fingers crossed on the give away too!
I first found Fairy Dust when I began teaching birth to four, four years ago. I was hooked from day dot. Everything about it resonated with me. I have completed wonderful courses,adopted great practices and recommended the site to many people. Well done Sally, this is such a valuable resource.
Thank you Michelle!! You have been following a long time! I appreciate you!
Congratulations on your blogiversary and all those followers!
I currently teach preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in my small home-based early childhood program/homeschool.
Can’t remember how long I’ve been following here, but it’s been quite a while!
I teach pre-k and have been inspired by your blog for the last two years!
I have looooooooved and followed your blog since 2012! It’s been a huge source of inspiration in these crazy times. Thank you thank you.
Whoops! Forgot to say I was teaching Early Admission Kindergarten in 2012, and since then have taught 1/2, 2/3, 1/2 combos, and now a straight 1st. Whew. My first foray was looking into alternative behavior feedback, and from day one, you didn’t disappoint me with your child centered philosophy, and spot-on activities to support learners of all kinds.
I’ve belen following you si en 2011….I’m an ESL teacher. I workbook with kids from 3 to 12. It’s been very helpful to follow you, specially for the kinder students. I think I’m a better teacher thanks to you. Congrats and I hope there’ll be more blogversaries to come.
I have been following, learning and being inspired by Fairy Dust Teaching for the last 4 years! Thank you so much for everything you do as it has truly impacted what I do in my PreK (4-5 yr olds) classroom.:)
Thanks so much,
Congratulations! You have helped me on my learning journey towards implementing inquiry based learning in my classroom. Thank you for sharing great ideas in your blog,
I found Sally last year and have been following ever since .I had always wanted to learn more about Reggio and Waldorf and for me this was perfect .Im a head teacher in a school in Munich Germany Montessori 3-6. you cannot believe the changes i have made here because of Sally’s guidance and influence. I love the face book site and i love how we can share our thoughts and ideas with like minded people. Thank you Sally and your team.
Congratulations Sally! I teach pre-k in a private preschool. I’ve been following you for at least 4 years.
Congratulation on five years!!!! I love reading your blog…..I run a family day home. And work with children from 3 months to age 5.
I began following Fairy Dust about a year ago as inspiration for changes our school is making to our Full Day Kindergarten program. Thanks for all the resources!
Congratulations on 5 years and all the growth that Fairy Dust Teaching has seen! Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource for those who want to teach in a gentler, more intentional way. All the best to you in the years to come!
I teach kindergarten, first and second grade. I discovered your website last spring, but have found it to be a well of inspiration. Thank you!
Happy anniversary! My name is Carla and I just discovered you this summer. I’ve followed you ever since. I teach pre-kindergarten in a Reggio Inspired program.
I enjoy the inspiration your website give me. Although my school is a Camphill inspired school following a Waldorf curriculum, you ideas are easy to adapt to an age appropriate activity. Thanks
I’m so glad I discovered your blog! I love your ideas and inspiration! I teach pre-k and have just recently started following you.
I teach 11 classes of Kindergarten, some with 24 students in Northern New Mexico. This is only my second year teaching art and your site has saved my sanity. Last year, when I was flying at the seat of my pants, you were my co-pilot. Thank you! You are amazing!
See I can’t even spell my own name! ?
Congratulations! Thank you so much for starting this and your-courses. They are really a godsend.
I am a long time visitor to your website,but have been an official follower for just a few months. I especially love all your Reggio posts and have incorporated some wonderful practices into my Pre-k classroom. Congratulations and many thanks!
Hi Sally! Congratulations!! I’m a new follower, but have loved getting to see your ideas! I teach Kindergarten and am always looking for new ideas to help my kiddos! =)
Happy 5 year blogiversary!!
I have really enjoyed all the information you share with us. Thank you so much!!
Congratulations! I have followed the blog since 2012. I am a mom to a four year old and one year old. I find so much inspiration in your posts and ideas. I only wish your classroom was here in Massachusetts!
I look forward to my weekly emails, I share the information with my teachers and families.
You bring a wealth of inspiring ideas and topics
I am so glad I subscribed to your blog! You have a lot of new and innovative ideas that I can use with my Kinders and old students when I tweak it to their needs! Thank you!
I have taught preschool for over 30 years, mostly Threes and Fours. I have been reading Fairy Dust for about 6 months and have taken several of your courses. I especially love your ideas about classroom environments!
I have two young children ages 3.5 and 18 months. I’ve been following less than a year. I came to your blog by way of “age appropriate fairy tales.” That post and others here have been a nice reference, thank you!
I am new to Fairy Dust Teaching and have just purchased my first training. I have been teaching preschool children for 25 years. I am excited to be part of the awesome community.
Thanks for making learning easy. ?
I am so glad I found Fairy Dust Teaching. The classes, blogs and group are inspiring, motivating and a great place to share with others. Thank you and happy anniversary.
I’ve been following you for a while, taken several of your courses, and have incorporated several of your ideas into my kindergarten classroom. Thank you for your continued efforts to inspire and grow us all as teachers! Happy blogiversary!
What a great offer – I’m fairly new to the site – but have found the resource to be one that is easily shared. I am a homeschool evaluator and have two of my own still at home as well – 8th & 5th grade.
Thanks for sharing your experiences and wisdom.
Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for sharing and inspiring so many of us! I’ve been following you for a couple of years (maybe more…time flies!) and always look forward to your post! I’ve only been teaching kinder for 4 years (taught 4th grade before that) so your blog has helped me not only survive, but grow as an educator of tiny ones! Thanks again!
Happy blogversary! I loop with K4-K5 kiddos, I have been following you for at least 3 years, maybe more! I started following you when I was a newly minted teacher and knew there had to be a better way to educate, rather than worksheets and testing. Thank you for the constant inspiration and for your respect for young children! I am always looking for a way to add a little fairy dust to my classroom!
Congrats on your five years! I benefitted so much from the Summer Institute, and look forward to putting what I have learned into practice. Your heart for children just shines, and this world so needs that light. Thank you for being an advocate for good practice in the Early Childhood field. You rock, Sally!
I received a call for a job posting and was encouraged to apply for it, but unsure if I wanted to return to teaching after having my kids. I was scared and hesitant if I could teach preschool, and if I could improve the existing program. THEN I DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG, and thought “I can do this!” WOW!! I started pinning, printing, and collecting ideas from EVERYTHING I saw! This was a year before I was ever even hired – 4 years ago! I wish I had the time to implement ALL of your wonderful ideas. Finally this 3rd year of teaching, I’m excited to finally introduce the “Birthday Tradition” and the “Peace Rug” (adaptation from your peace table) to my students. They absolutely LOVE both! Thanks for compiling lessons, and for wonderful photos on the process! I would not be back in teaching today without the wonderful, achievable ideas from this blog! Thank you – thank you!!
Congratulations Sally! You have been very inspiring for me. We are lucky that you share so much of yourself and so are the children that you teach. Thank you for the Three Little Pigs packet. I can’t wait to get started.
I recently found fairy dust teaching and I am in love with everything you have to offer! I teach pre-k. Thank you for being so generous with your time and with all the knowledge that you share. I look forward to a long and happy relationship!
I loved your music class I took, and I’m in the middle of the stories class. Thanks for being a great resource… and for your blog.
Congratulations to you. What an accomplishment!!
You have a wonderful website. Thank you. I teach Early Years and have been following you for a long time…….
I teach my kindergartener and 3rd grader at home. I just started following you. Love your ideas, however, I can’t seem to load the download printable from the site. It says I don’t have permission to access them.
You need to log in to download. Email me and I can help you get settled in!! (I am on the road so it may be a few hours!)
My friend Andrea introduced me to you about two years ago. I’ve used a lot of your ideas in my Dayhome (under 5). I’m currently taking some courses and loving them.
Fairydust is my go to site for inspiration. I love the convenience of joining a professional learning community on line to support my teaching in a Reggio-inspired kindergarten. The on-line workshops are wonderful!
I’ve been reading your blog for several months, maybe a year. I discovered you through Jbrary. I am a youth services librarian and I work with ages 0-18.
I have been teaching kindergarten age and school age children for 8 years officially. I was at one point a stay at home mom who incorporated Reggio, Waldorf and outdoor education philosophies because these three combined make a recipe for a fun learning experience for children and adults involved. By acknowledging that we as adults learn more from the children around us daily allows us to be better educators and staples of the community. These philosophies allow this to happen seamlessly.
Congrats on the five year mark and thank you for providing a fantastic source.
Congratulations! I have been following you since I first started teaching kindergarten, well over two years ago! How time flies! Here is to many more years of inspiration and learning!
Wow congrats on the 5 years. I have only discovered your website in the last 3 months and loving everything. ?
Thank you for all your wonderful post. they are so helpful. With our staff.
Congratulations Sally! I found Fairy Dust teaching I guess around 3 years ago! I teach 4-5 year olds. My favorite classes include your summer institute, and love the curriculum blueprint! Thanks for the inspiration! Through your classes I have become more intentional in my teaching and family life. I have also learned to refuel myself so I can continue to give to others!
I have just recently learned about the Reggio approach as well as this website. I feel like I have learned so much already from your posts. Thank you very much for sharing this site with the world!
Congrats on five years. I teach junior kindergarten and found your website this summer. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. I have really enjoyed the online workshops also.
Thanks Sally for all your resources! You give me inspiration! I appreciate your work and expertise, thanks so much for sharing!
Congratulations, Sally! I teach Kindergarten in Canada and have been following you for almost 3 years. Your Learning Spaces course helped me create a classroom that others have described as “magical”. Love your ideas!
Congratulations and happy anniversary! I teach elementary ESL to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade this year. But occasionally, I also help out in Kindergarten. I have been following you for about a year. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I absolutely love your website …I have been enjoying your ideas for 1 year, which has been helpful my first year teaching kindergarten.
Thanks again for all that you do:)
Congratulations Sally. 5 years and getting stronger. It’s been inspiring to follow your journey. I’ve been with you for 4 years and enjoyed blogs but am empowered by your short courses and Summer Schools. Evidence of your sharing is throughout my kindergarten. Thank you.
I love Fair Dust Teaching! I have signed up for a few on line classes and taken great notes, used the materials already in class and look forward to all the information I can get from her site. I feel connected because these ideas connect with me and I love what I do. Listening to Sally is very inspiring and her helpful tips are awesome! -Thank you!
Congratulations on five years! I am so excited about The Three Little Pigs packet, my kindergartners will love it! Did I see that you have a teachers pay teachers site? If so, what is it? I would love to check it out.
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!!
I don’t remember how I found your website, but from the moment I started reading it, I was hooked, inspired, and wanted to learn all I could from you. You have been a wonderful teacher to all of us all over the world. It has been great taking all of your workshops on line at my own time and speed.
Thank you for being such a giving and sharing person/teacher as well.
Here’s to many more years of inspiration to teachers through out the world! The ultimate winners are the children as we go out an impart what we learn to our students!
Love your blog! I teach at Rosa Parks ECEC and it’s always fun to see us featured. 🙂
Congratulations Sally, you truly touch many lives!
Thanks for all the inspiration and learning! I discovered you 2 years ago and am an Early Childhood Center Director who also teaches PreK 4’s.
I would like to say a huge Congratulations on your 5 years celebration and a big THANK YOU to you for the Fairy Dust (saviour) website.
I am very new to Teaching and found your website with Your Free Fairy Dust library which has been of enormous value to me along with your blogs, newsletters and info.
They have heled keep me going in my first year of teaching.
Keep up the great work and again Congrats!
I teach in a 3/4 year olds preschool room!! I have followed you for just about 1 year!!
Thanks for all your great insights! Congrats on reaching the five year mark!
Congratulations! May the next five years bring as much growth and happiness!
I have been following you for at least three years. I love your blog and your training sessions are awesome! I enjoyed the summer institute and have also taken a couple of your Master Teacher courses. Thanks for providing such amazing training opportunities. I currently teach 2 1/2 -3 years olds.
Congratulations what a great accomplishment! Thanks for serving the teaching community with your wisdom and resources. May you have 5 more years(at least) of success!
Congratulations! I teach 3’s and 4’s and have been getting your emails for almost a year, I think. I loved the name right away and have come to rely on that “Ahhhh!” calm feeling I get when I read them. You really know what teachers need, and you really get teaching! Thanks for sharing your gifts!
Thank you for many great ideas over the past couple of years! Congratulations!
I love your content so much! Thank you! I enjoy every post and email, they are loaded with Gems. Love your passion. It inspires me!
I have taken several e-courses with you and have implemented so many of your great ideas into my kindergarten class. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself!
I have been teaching Kindergarten for more than 25 years and I am thrilled to have discovered Fairy Dust Teaching. I have taken the drama course and downloaded several books. They are all teacher friendly and best of all, they have a Waldorf approach to them that I can implement in my public school classroom!
Sally…I’d love to be you! I’m constantly in awe as I read your blogs with their creativity and uniqueness, and you also seem to have time to write about it!
My teaching partner and I discovered your blog last year when our HOD encouraged us to look into Reggio Emilio. You’ve been our bible ever since!
Thank you for providing us with so many ideas and congratulations on your success.
I work at a Reggio Inspired school and it has been a challenge to think outside of the box to create and provide that type of environment in my classroom. I want you to know that I have taken one of your course and read your blog often. Thanks you for uplifting me and helping me master my journey of being a great educator! Happy Anniversary!
Congrats! You are awesome!
I am a better educator since following Fairy Dust. Thank you so much for your wonderful teachings! Congratulations on your 5 years!
Congratulations Sally for your work and for your wholeheartedly giving!Your passion and experience are inspiring!I’ve learned so much from your courses and I’m looking forward for the ones to come!Thank you!
Love what you share with us.
Currently I’m teaching 3-5 year olds in a Reggio setting, and I’ve taught 2-6 year olds for the past 20 years. I’ve been an avid follower of yours for several years now. Keep up the great work!
I’m so glad I found you! I work with 3-6 year olds and love it! I think I’ve been following you about a year? Here’s to 5 more!
You are a true inspiration! I have been teaching for 35 years (mostly K) and you are the only person I “follow ” regularly!! Thanks for being willing to share so many wonderful ideas! Hats off to you!
Way to GO!!!! Love your courses and the Blog. It has been a great inspiration in my work and I love how you bring what has worked for you and all the inspires you and then sharing that with us! Thank you!!!!
Thanks for all the heart you put into this blog. I have been teaching 2nd grade for 29 years and continue to find new ideas here.
Whoot Whoot! So happy for you, and to have recently discovered your fun and resourceful website. I am just opening a Nature Playschool for 3-5 year olds, and didn’t even know I was Reggio-inspired until some friends pointed it out. Your site is helping me learn more about what already feels intuitive to me, and have a place to go to be with my peeps!
Thanks Sally for sharing your wonderful ideas. I teach K1 (pre-K) with 4 & 5 year olds in Dubai, UAE. I found you in the spring of 2015. Keep up the amazing inspiration!
I teach k and have been following you for over 2 years. Congrats and thanks!
It is truly wonderful to know that your blog for early childhood continues to grow and be shared with people everywhere that touch the lives of young children! I love the ideas and inspiration that come from your dedication. Keep it coming!!
I have been teaching kindergarten for 20 years and just recently discovered your website. I absolutely love it!! You have a wonderful understanding of young children!! Thank you for all that you do!
Congratulations on 5 years!! Here’s to many more anniversary celebrations! You are touching so many lives through your work! Thanks!
I have been blessed to work with 3-5 year old. I work in a preschool setting. I have been following Fairy Dust for 2 years and look forward to all your post.
Thank you for your great and fresh ideas. Many a times I find myself looking for new ways to teach and knowing I can look at Fairy Dust and find a new idea is inspiring, so Thank you.
As a 1st grade teacher, I recently discovered your site and newsletters -4 months ago when I purchased my first e- course. Your insight and natural approaches to teaching are refreshing, and remind me to stay grounded and focused on the child, and not all the politics, standards based testing and unrealistic expectations that are often found in public schools. Thank you for being an inspiration, and CONGRATS on your awesome achievements!!
Love Fairy Dust Teaching. Great resource and a fresh view. 🙂
New to your website thanks to a fellow teacher. Have already signed up for 2 workshops and love that I can do them online. Congrats to 5 years…can’t wait to check it ALL out!
Congrats on your Blogiversary! This is my second year back in kindergarten and I appreciate all the ideas I have found here. Can’t remember when I found you.
Congratulations on 5 wonderful years. I have gained so much inspiration from you. I cherish your view of children and philosophy of teaching. There is so much educational stuff on the internet that is not the best for young children. I know I can always trust you, and your blog is the first and most visited for me!
I teach pre-k for a private preschool and have been following you for almost a year… thanks to my assistant teacher who introduced me to your amazing website. I feel so blessed by your blogs, ideas, and insights. In fact, I have implemented some of them in my own classroom and that just goes to show how much you have inspired teachers like me! Congratulations and thank you for sharing the gift of yourself… you are a difference maker!!!
I teach K in a public school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I first heard about you at a workshop for new K teachers in August. I’m so thankful for your site. What you present resonates truth with me and the children are responsive to the ways that I apply the course learnings in the time and space that we share.
Congratulations on your 5th year ive been following just this uear and i love all your updates a d newsletters i receive in my emails much appreciated and here’s to another PlUS 5 years!!
I love your blog!
I am so happy I recently found your site! I am currently a sub and homeschooling mama, but plan to open my own school in the next 3 years. I am excited to start taking the courses you’ve created!
Congratulations on 5 amazing years!
I’ve been fortunate enough to take a few of your amazing courses! I enjoy following you on Pinterest and keeping up with your blog posts! Here’s to many more wonderful fairy dust inspired years!
Congratulations on your blogiversary!
I found your site last year when I returned to Pre-K after 8 years at the elementary level. Finding your blog was a great gift, as I felt like much of what I read resonated with my own thoughts on Early Childhood.
Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with so many educators.
Congratulations Sally and the team!
Fingers crossed for the giveaway 🙂
hi! I’m a homeschooling mom to a 6 year old and a 2 year old and I actually just found you blog and I’m loving it! Thanks!
I’ve been following for the past year. Work with ages 2-5 in my own preschool but have worked with this age group for the past 20 years. Congrats on 5 years!
I found your site 2 1/2 years ago when I went back to teaching. It has been a life saver and a source of real inspiration and information. I’ve taken just about all the courses and am enrolled in the School of Teaching Arts this year. It’s been amazing. Congratulation Sally, on 5 years! You are making a huge difference!
Congratulations Sally! I’m so excited to be part of fairy dust teaching, I have taken several of your e courses and look forward to may more. You are always inspiring me to be my best!
Happy 5th birthday Fairy dust :).
I have been following you the last 3 years ox
such an inspiration. I am in my 4th year as a early childhood educator, nearly finished 🙂
I love your pedagogy style and aim to teach just like it.
Congratulations on 5 years! I have been following you pretty much since you started. I teach Pre-K in a private preschool. I have used tons of your units and ideas in my classroom. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Happy Anniversary! Big changes taking place with your anniversary, how exciting!
Congrats to my favorite blog EVER! Thank you for all you do and I am excited to see the changes! 🙂
Your site is fantastic. I redecorated my preschool classroom with many of the ideas from your website. Thank you so much and keep up the marvelous work.
Congratulations! I teach 4-8 and high school homeschool. I’ve been watching your blog for 3 years or so. Thank you for all you do.
Congratulations on your blogiversary! I found you about a year ago when I decided to take more of a Reggio inspired approach in my kindergarten classroom. Your website and workshops excite and inspire me to continue to learn and improve my practice. Thanks for being here for us!
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! I’m not surprised you are closer to 20,000 followers, your work is so inspiring! I’ve been following your work since I started teaching kindergarten 2 years ago. Looking forward to taking one of you recourses for the first time!
Love the blog and so happy to be part of your year-long SOTA group! May the next five years bring you even more joy! ~April
I teach pre-k in a private preschool and have been following you for 4 years. I especially love your old posts. ?
I’ve only just discovered your blog and website. I am so thrilled to find it. Your ideas and photos are so inspiring. Congrats on your blogiversary!
Hi! I teach Three Year olds. This is my first year truly teaching and learning the ropes. I’ve been hearing about your courses for a few months now on a Facebook Reggio group, and finally decided to check it out! Good timing!
I am not a teacher but my daughters are. They are VERY inspired by you and your blog. They have learned so much from you. I have been a following you for a long time. One of my girls is a teacher of pre-K and kindergarten, and one is an elementary art teacher. They are both amazing just like you.
Congrats Sally! I love your blog and all you have to offer it’s been a great resource for my 3&4 year olds! I’ve been following for 2 years now! Best lil find on the internet!
I stumbled across your blog about 4 years ago and it has completely changed my approach to teaching preschool. I’ll be starting my 3rd year in the Fall and with each new find and e-course, the more anxious I am about implementing it. Thank you so much!
Congratulations on 5 years! I really enjoy your online courses and always look forward to seeing what it next!
I been follow you since October of this year, I have completed a few of your workshops which are super informative and very helpful, full of great ideas. I also looking forward for the next 12 workshops one each month starting this month. I can see your passion for early years throught all the workshop. I would like to thank you in advance for all you do for the children. Good luck to the winners
Congratulations! I love your blog and have been following around two months. I am a pre-school teacher in a private IB school. Thanks for giving teachers a space to learn and share ideas.
I’m homeschooling my 2 and 4 year olds and I’ve been following your blog for about a year.
I teach 3s/4s preschool.
I have been following for about a year and a half!
Love all of the inspiration I get from you!! ?
Hi, Sally! I’ve been reading FDT for about 2 years now. I’m a former Waldorf class teacher and EC assistant, current storyteller and consultant working with EC teachers in two states. I am so excited to share your work with my colleagues!
Hey Sally Sally!!! You shake that Fairy Dust Tail Girl!! Woo Hoo! I am so PROUD of YOU! I love you and your adorable magical blog-it is a touch to my heart when I read it and transports me back to my besty fairylicious friend! congratulations on your Success I remember when it began as your dream. Thank you for keeping your heart light on and going for your dreams because you make a difference for all people and touch the lives of many. Thank you for standing in the gap and passing your treasures to all. You so abundantly give, and I know you and can say it is all from your heart. Love Love Love you
From Above the Arctic Circle- The Top of the World to you Fairy Princess!
Arctic Ice Princess – Teacher of K/1/2 in a small rural village in Bush Alaska! It really does look like the movie Frozen here- come visit me!
Big Hugs Terri! Miss you!
Congrats Sally! That is amazing! AND A HUGE THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PASSION. I joined only very recently, but I absolutely love it! I teach 3-4 year olds and next year 2-3 year olds. And I am inspired now with a great new zest. Thank you very much.
Yay! Welcome to Fairy Dust!