My name is Katelynn Giordano, hailing from the suburbs of Chicago. Those of you from Illinois might recognize the last name, but unfortunately there’s no relation to the pizza! I’m a sixth grade language arts teacher, wife, coffee enthusiast, and cat mom. I have a passion for motivating my students to love reading and inspiring them to find their voices through writing. I am constantly trying to better my teaching practice, and I write this blog to do what all teachers do best– share resources and thoughts on education. A fun side effect has been my improved writing instruction and my newfound ability to relate to my students on all the struggles that come with being a writer.

Any questions or comments can be directed to coffeecurriculum@gmail.com. Feel free to follow me on Twitter or check out many of my resources on Teachers Pay Teachers!

The thoughts, opinions, rants, and ideas posted on this site are all my own. I aim to share my own experiences and the take I have on educational topics, some of which might be considered controversial. The views I share do not reflect the stance of my district and are entirely my own. Where anything is posted that is not my own, the authors are credited.