Hi friends! Thank you so much for hanging out with me in my little corner of the web! My name is Amanda Thompson and I am a first grade teacher in New Jersey. I have been teaching for over thirteen years with most of those years in first grade. For a short time, I also taught second and fourth grades. My love for all things teaching, really kicked into gear when I started in first grade. The grade really is my happy place. I find it challenging, fun, memorable, and exciting. The kids keep me on my toes, laughing all the time, and having a blast each and every day.

When I am not in the classroom, you can probably find me at Target…just kidding…sorta….you can find me at home with my husband of over nine years and two of the cutest kids around, Logan and Caroline. Logan is 7 and Caroline is 5. They are best buddies and I love watching them grow, learn, and play. We love the draw together, watch movies, and play games!

If I wasn’t already super busy with all of the things listed above, I also run my own teaching resource creation business, Thompson’s Teachings! Under my business umbrella, I run my Teachers Pay Teachers website, do custom branding, and I am also a social media influencer on Instagram @thompsonsteachings. Alongside those titles, I am the creator and an admin of the Facebook Group, Instagram Connection for Educators where I mentor other teachergrammers on all things Instagram.

If you have any questions or comments, please be sure to reach out to me!


Amanda Thompson