Welcome to love, laugh, teach where I share helpful tips and tricks for teachers, as well as fun and interesting ideas for the classroom.  My name is Sydney and I’m from Northern Nevada. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education both from the University of Nevada, Reno.  I have taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade.  Last year, I was transferred to a kindergarten position and I was terrified, to say the least.  After navigating through my first year in kindergarten, I fell absolutely in love!  Kindergarten is where I belong and most likely where I will stay.  The world of education is vast and magnificent.  It really does take a village.  I am passionate about teaching and my students.

I am passionate about creating engaging and interactive lessons and resources for every classroom.  I believe that students learn best when they are excited about learning and interested in the materials presented to them.  Learning should be fun and I love helping teachers bring that fun and excitement to their classrooms!

When I’m not teaching, writing mystery games, creating resources, or blogging, I’m busy being a mom to three beautiful kids; Rylee, Maddelyn, and Sawyer.  I love being a teacher, but being a mommy is my most important role.


My Teachers Pay Teachers name is Cultivating Lifetime Learners.  I believe as educators, we are all lifetime learners and should instill a love of learning in our students.

I hope you enjoy my blog posts, teaching ideas, resources, and practical advice.