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I am always creating.

Welcome to the Groovy Teacher. My name is Leslie and I am a teacher to 1st graders. I am passionate about how children learn, and strive to find best practices to help each of my students be successful. Here on my blog, I share ideas, activities and resources used in my classroom. Like many primary teachers, I adore picture books with all my heart and reading to my kids is the best part of my day



  1. Peter Chan
    June 23, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Great work Leslie… Really impressed.!


    • Leslie Hope
      June 25, 2012 @ 1:29 am

      Thanks Pete all your comments were so kind. Miss you XO

  2. Covered in Glitter
    December 2, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    Love your blog! I found you on the December Currently linky! I'm your newest follower!

    Covered in Glitter and Glue 

  3. Mrs.Wanek
    January 5, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    Love your site, it is so eye catching who wouldn't want to stay and explore. I love your connections to literature. Our district recently cut all our elementary library media teachers, thus I lost my job. My heart is still into books and getting kids excited to read and make personal connection to literature in their own lives. It was a joy to see that same desire in your blog. Following you!

  4. Leslie
    January 6, 2013 @ 3:57 am

    Hi Mrs. Wanek
    Thank you so much for the nice comment. It made me so happy to read it:) I am so sorry about your job loss, that must be tough. I hope that you can find something else soon. Connecting to literature is what I really love, I hope to post more about that in the months to come. I'd love to hear about some of your favorite connect books, when you have time. Hope to hear from you again.

  5. Barbara Leyne
    March 22, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I was in Quebec a million years ago. A beautiful province! I live in BC. Funny,,I've been following you awhile and didn't realize you were Canadian:)

  6. Shelley- TheWriteStuff
    October 29, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    Hi Leslie!
    I didn't know you were Canadian either! I am from BC. I love your blog!
    I have a 17 year old daughter. We have a lot in common. I was in Quebec in 2006 I believe – it is beautiful! Your friend does fabulous clip and I am happy to follow her. I can't wait to see what else she comes up with!

    🙂 Shelley

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  7. Erin B
    February 20, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

    Hi Leslie!

    I found you through the giveaway at Second Grade Nest. I'm a neighbour of yours! I live in Kingston, Ontario, and visit Montreal regularly with my husband! I am following your blog!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  8. Stéphanie
    July 5, 2015 @ 4:03 pm

    You're teaching in Quebec in English? In what kind of school do you work? Private?