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On Lemon Lane is a space dedicated to providing high quality, detail-oriented products for educators, religious teachers, stay at home mommas, and creatives alike. My hope is that it will be a place to uplift, inspire, encourage, and refresh.This site has been a product of my thoughts and dreams for a long time. I thrive when it comes to all things creative but nothing is more fulfilling than sharing them with you. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up to gain access to our exclusive member-only content. Subscription is free, and easy-peasy, lemon squeezy! *I promise I will treat your email as if it were my own… my personal email… not my trashy one 😉

You may be asking yourself, “What’s with all the Lemon?” Great question! Lemon is a family name. My dad literally grew up on Lemon Lane, in a house his Great, Great, Great Grandpa Lemon built. Some of my fondest memories still live on Lemon Lane. To me, Lemon represents faith, family, foundation, and hope for the future.

I am married to my sweet husband Ben. We came about in a rather serendipitous way that left me knowing that Heavenly Father loves us, knows us personally, and is cautiously guiding us through life. I will forever be grateful for him. Ben is smart, talented, witty and fun. He loves discovering new music and enjoys anything related to smoking meat, hunting/conservation, or Sports, yet can sing every word to Newsies. We are both major foodies, love the Red Sox, and left a piece of our heart in New Orleans. We challenge each other. We balance each other. I am a better version of myself because of him. We are the parents to two beautiful babies, 17 months apart. 

Benson is hilarious and so smart. He is obsessed with animals and hunting and can tell you what a Oryx, and an Eland is… While singing along to Garth Brook’s Thunder Rolls or Toto’s Africa. He is wild and full of life, mischievous and sweet, rough and gentle all rolled into one.

Little Lovelyn fits her name just so. She is lovely. She has brought such a light into our family. This beautiful baby girl is the most strong-willed, little thing I have ever come across. Don’t be fooled by her tiny stature, baby girl packs a punch. She has us all wrapped around her pretty, petite finger and she knows it. 

Even though the pictures are pretty and poised, know that our hands are full, and the days are long. My experience in motherhood has been such a rollercoaster causing extreme highs, and extreme frustrations, self-confidence, and self-reflections, utter joy, and utter exhaustion. Yet, it’s all completely, worth it. Yes, our responsibilities and short-fallings and messes may be overflowing… but so are our hearts.

On Lemon Lane is divided into three separate categories.

  1. Teaching:           · Educational · Fun · & Effective
  2. Living:                 · Inspiring · LDS · Ideas
  3. Creating:            · Everyday · Design · & Little Details

Each is a part of me.

 

 

Teaching

Educational · Fun · & Effective

Unlike most, I didn’t always dream of becoming a teacher. However, after years of schooling and multiple degree shifts. (Literally I could have had my doctorate by the time I finally graduated. I just have an interest in too many things. The idea of picking just one constantly eluded me.) I finally decided to finish my degree in Elementary Education. When asked why ELED? There were a few logical reasons that came to mind, but the overarching idea of the importance of the role of a teacher stood out. I literally credit my success in school to two instances with two separate teachers. Both saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself, and held me to a higher standard. I felt that if I could have this same type of impact on another, that it would be enough.

Becoming a teacher was one of the best decisions made. Not only did I discover a love for teaching, I gained knowledge and experiences that I draw from daily. Teaching also allowed a creative outlet. I was able to fine-tune my digital design skills as I created to the needs of my classroom. Like many teachers I was also in for a rude awakening to the demands and weight that accompany this profession. Many days I felt like a sub-par mother, wife, teacher, and community member. Working so hard to keep my head above water feeling mediocre in every facet. While the never ending paperwork, logistics, and hoops mounted.

Regardless of the obstacles, I loved teaching. Deciding to stay at home with my then two under two was a more bittersweet event than I could have ever imagined. There is a family created when teaching: your grade-level team, your students, the faculty, parents… 5th grade will forever hold a special place in my heart. My goal while at home is to continue to create products, and deliver fresh ideas that are educational, interesting, and effective. With the hope that in turn some of that precious teacher time will be freed up. If you are a teacher make sure to join the Teaching on Lemon Lane Facebook Group, here you will find a wonderful community willing to share their expertise and ideas, and follow Teaching on Lemon Lane on Instagram. Both are a great way to connect, and stay up to date when exclusive FREE teaching products are added to the Teaching on Lemon Lane resource library.

PSA:
April Fools’ Day is TOMORROW
I know many of you are coming off Spring Break, to lighten the load and add a little laughter to the classroom I quickly put together a fun and FREE activity/ joke to play on your class 💛 This impossible word search is in disguise as a #nationalpoetrymonth activity. Students will try and find words like stanza, verse, and rhyme... but won’t come up with a dime! 😉 They may however come up with words like tomfoolery, bogus, shenanigan, joke, buffoonery...etc 😂😂😂 Hope you and your class enjoy it, and this brightens your day! Tag me if you decide to use it, tags completely make my day! Comment below and I’ll DM you the link💛
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Are you using my FREE Pi Day Activity like• @sunnyinclass

This fun FREEBIE works with ANY circular treat and is such a fun activity for students to explore and calculate Pi on Pi Day!

Comment below if you want me to DM you the opt in link 💛
Thank so much for the tag @sunnyinclass 💛 I can’t wait to hear what your 5th graders think! #l

#piday #pidayactivities #pidayatschool #pidayintheclassroom #mathteacher #math #mathactivities #mathactivity #mathactivitiesforkids #5thgrademath #5thgrade #5thgradecollaborate #ediblemath #edibleactivities #foodintheclassroom #havefunteaching #havefunlearning
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Guys.... I’m not usually one to toot my own horn.... but 🎺 🎺. You HAVE to try this in your classroom. I racked my brain to come up with a pie recipe that didn’t require melting butter, a hand mixer, oven, or mess, that still incorporated math and fun. When plastic bags came to mind I couldn’t find anything that supported the idea of whipped cream in a bag but, in theory it should work.... IT. DOES. Every “piece” of that pie #punintended is made in a ziplock bag with ingredients that simply require measuring. Best part, it’s delicious. This is SURE to be a favorite and memorable activity with your class! 💛 be sure to tag me, I can’t wait to hear all about it!.

Link can be found in my story, or comment below for the link! Link includes the email opt-in for my March Freebie Bundle, that includes TWO no-prep Pi Day activities.
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Comment below if you plan to try this activity with your class tomorrow or comment if you’d like me to DM you the link to the Pi Day FREEBIE opt in 👊
...

When an idea for an activity turns out EVEN better than you imagined?!
.
Add a little spice to your Stuck in a Snow Glove activity! Your Upper-Grade students will LOVE this activity!
.
If you already own this product head to your TPT account and re-download to access ALL the updates I made to this pretty little thing. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this one any more…
.
❄️In short it’s MAGICAL❄️
Head to my story or link in bio for more info…
.
How many days do you have left until winter break? Comment ⬇️
...

I love the idea that the best way we can remember September 11 and #neverforget is to remember the love, and unity that was felt September 12th, and to strive to live that way each day.
On September 12th we were one nation under God.
Indivisible.
Seeking justice for all.
Love this beautiful depiction by @paigepayne_creations see her thoughts on September 12th below.
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.
.
“ And on September 12th, we all came together. We were one. My family was living in Scotland when 9/11 happened. It was everywhere, all over the news. In school the day after, we had a long moment of silence in remembrance of those who were lost. We continued to have an annual moment of silence every year after that. It was incredible that even thousands and thousands of miles apart, we were mourning with those that mourned. We were one. At that time, we all displayed what we are capable of. Even in the face of incomprehensible tragedy, humans are capable of immense love. Capable of setting aside differences and coming together as one. As we remember and pay tribute to the thousands of lives the were lost that day, let us also strive to be more like how we were on September 12, 2001. Full of love, understanding, and compassion for each other. “

This painting is inspired by a beautiful photo taken by @masseya ❤️

#911 #911memorial #9eleven #911remembrance #thetwintowers #neverforget #neverforgotten #unity #love
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💡🚨PSA:🚨💡
ATTENTION ALL TEACHER FRIENDS
.
Tag your #teachertribe and every #firstyearteacher below for this important reminder:
.
As you set up your classroom for the new school year, and start divvying out materials… Do no forget to set aside 2-4 new student kits.
.
Just like @adifferentiatedclass (shown in picture) I made sets using Gallon ziplocks.
.
If you are in a developing community with new housing I recommend a minimum of 4 bags 🙀
.
What to include:
🍋Name-tag/Desk-plate
🍋If you adhere the plates to the desk, have a segment of what you use in the pack.
🍋Welcome Treat (same one you’ve given to each student at the open house/back to school...etc.
🍋Whatever else you’ve set aside for students that begin on the first day of school.
.
📣📣📣There will likely come a day when without warning you will be notified you have a new student, and the student will start THAT DAY. Save yourself and your poor new student the stress of frantically trying to get everything set up, by preparing NOW.
.
Veteran teachers what else do you include in your new student kits?? Share in the comments below⬇️⬇️⬇️
📸: @adifferentiatedclass
...

How satisfying/ beautiful 😻 is this #classroomorganization tip by @the_organized_classroom
.
Use paint swatches as a visual to help students sort supplies! Keep this is mind as you set up your classroom for the school year!
.
HELP ME BRAINSTORM:
What’s a brilliant #teacherhack you’ve tried or seen done with paint swatches??? Comment below 👇
.
.
.
I’ll leave mine in the comments!
...

Guys… I had a baby 🥰 Almost 10 months ago 😳 I STRUGGLE to consistently show up on this platform, but know how happy I am that you are here!
-
There are a lot of new faces around here so I thought we should take the time to get to know each other!
.
PLEASE comment below with what we have in common, or something we will never see eye to eye with 😜
.
A few things to know about me😬
.
🍋 My name is Tara, I’m the creator behind @teachingonlemonlane
.
🍋 Lemon was my maiden name and my love for all things lemon runs deep.
.
🍋 I’m a fresh lemonade connoisseur, and will not touch store bought/ from the tap.
.
🍋 My patronus is a wolf 🐺 #potterhead
.
🍋 A piece of my heart will always be in #5thgrade and New Orleans
.
🍋 I’m a novice flower gardener and LOVE to experiment with different blooms.
.
🍋 Ben and I will celebrate our 10 year this year and have 3 kiddos under 5 💀
.
🍋 Go Red Sox ⚾️
.
🍋#bucketlist item: New Zealand, Hobbiton, ride the #nevisswing 😳
.
🍋 Teaching item(s) I can’t live without…Binder clips😎 You should see what I can #macgyver with a couple clips… also, flair pens. #cliché 🤓
.
YOUR TURN: Tell me something about you in the comments!
...

To my dear teacher friends still in school, I've got a FREE Father’s Day project I think you will love! Those of you are home with kiddos of your own, consider this fun activity for your Father’s Day Celebration! This is a great #endofyearproject that doubles as a #fathersdaygift 💛🍋💛
This product is available in both a printable and digital version that’s completely editable through Google. If you have a student or child interested in Digital Design, this is a fun way to introduce and experiment with different design tools. Because there are so many different types of situations and circumstances when it comes to a father the words father or dad are never actually used. Which makes this the perfect card to give to any figure that has taken on that important role. Whomever that is, they should be celebrated!
...

Need #bulletinboardideas for March.... I’ve got you👊 like almost all of my Bulletin Board Kits, they center around student work and are made up of EASY TO CUT, Editable 🙊, ready to print and assemble slides!
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.
.
Make sure to check out the Lucky Because Bulletin Board BUNDLE get ALL this for only $3.99☘️☘️☘️☘️ The Clover craft is the PERFECT craft for tomorrow!
...

If you’ve followed me for long you know I love all things March and Irish ☘️ it’s in my blood 🙃
.
My love of March shows in my resources, of all the months to have the most projects... March (of all the months???) is at the top of the list!
.
I just added this CELTIC KNOT inspired Lucky Clover Craft and it turned out so fun! Use either the DIGITAL version and insert pictures into the leaves that represent why you’re lucky, or pick from one of the 18 different top layer options to create a beautiful clover like the one shown above! If you do go this route make sure to check out the EDITABLE bulletin board kit to really put these beauties on display!
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.
Do you love March? Why or why not? Drop a comment below 💛💛
...

Selection Sunday and PI Day falling on the same day... Somebody pinch me. Two of my very favorites because of the projects you can start in your classroom 😍 Take for instance my March Math Madness PBL
.
Think March Madness + Fantasy Basketball + Lots of Math + A sprinkle of ELA = Engagement & Excitement & Learning 💛🏀💛
Students are separated into the 4 divisions then work together to put together a new starting 5 from players in their division. #dreamteam Each round their individual players are awards point values for how they played. At the end of each round students will calculate their team’s total points and decide which dream team comes out victorious! There are some really great opportunities to see Math in action. There’s opportunity for measurement conversion, converting fractions to decimals, ordering decimals, ratios, mean-median-mode, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals...etc. This is quickly becoming another tried and true favorite in the classroom!
.
Also if you think your too late to the table, the only thing you are late for is brackets! The dream team activity can be started before any round! Second round would actually be ideal 👊🏻👊🏻 LOTS of FREEBIE extensions for this product that can stand on their own! Head to the website for more details!
...

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Living

Inspiring · LDS · Ideas

My faith is my foundation. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, involved with Relief Society, Young Women, Sunday School, or interested in Gospel Lesson helps, Family Home Evening, Mutual ideas,  Scripture Study, or other Christian-based teaching resources. This is the place for you. You may also be interested in joining the Living on Lemon Lane Facebook group. A community built on the intent of Mosiah 18: 8-9. As well as following Living on Lemon Lane on Instagram. Here I strive to share inspiring stories, tender mercies, and faith promoting products and Latter Day Miracles, (original #latterdaymiracle). Everything I create in regards to my faith will always be free and can be accessed in the Living on Lemon Lane resource library. To learn more about what I believe, click here.

 

Creating

Everyday · Design · & Little Details

Here you will find a plethora of everything else! Organizational, Holiday, House Decor Designs, Gluten Free Recipes, Travel, Tips and Tricks, Lists and Guides, Party Invites and Details, Travel and Stay at Home, Crafts, and DIY projects, Favorite Things and not so Favorite Things… Being a wife and a mother. Basically a glimpse into the everyday, perfectly-imperfect, lemonade like life we live. These products can be found in both the shop, and the free resource library. I’d love to connect more! Make sure to like the On Lemon Lane Facebook page and follow On Lemon Lane on Instagram. 

 

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PSA:
April Fools’ Day is TOMORROW
I know many of you are coming off Spring Break, to lighten the load and add a little laughter to the classroom I quickly put together a fun and FREE activity/ joke to play on your class 💛 This impossible word search is in disguise as a #nationalpoetrymonth activity. Students will try and find words like stanza, verse, and rhyme... but won’t come up with a dime! 😉 They may however come up with words like tomfoolery, bogus, shenanigan, joke, buffoonery...etc 😂😂😂 Hope you and your class enjoy it, and this brightens your day! Tag me if you decide to use it, tags completely make my day! Comment below and I’ll DM you the link💛
...

Are you using my FREE Pi Day Activity like• @sunnyinclass

This fun FREEBIE works with ANY circular treat and is such a fun activity for students to explore and calculate Pi on Pi Day!

Comment below if you want me to DM you the opt in link 💛
Thank so much for the tag @sunnyinclass 💛 I can’t wait to hear what your 5th graders think! #l

#piday #pidayactivities #pidayatschool #pidayintheclassroom #mathteacher #math #mathactivities #mathactivity #mathactivitiesforkids #5thgrademath #5thgrade #5thgradecollaborate #ediblemath #edibleactivities #foodintheclassroom #havefunteaching #havefunlearning
...

Guys.... I’m not usually one to toot my own horn.... but 🎺 🎺. You HAVE to try this in your classroom. I racked my brain to come up with a pie recipe that didn’t require melting butter, a hand mixer, oven, or mess, that still incorporated math and fun. When plastic bags came to mind I couldn’t find anything that supported the idea of whipped cream in a bag but, in theory it should work.... IT. DOES. Every “piece” of that pie #punintended is made in a ziplock bag with ingredients that simply require measuring. Best part, it’s delicious. This is SURE to be a favorite and memorable activity with your class! 💛 be sure to tag me, I can’t wait to hear all about it!.

Link can be found in my story, or comment below for the link! Link includes the email opt-in for my March Freebie Bundle, that includes TWO no-prep Pi Day activities.
.
Comment below if you plan to try this activity with your class tomorrow or comment if you’d like me to DM you the link to the Pi Day FREEBIE opt in 👊
...

When an idea for an activity turns out EVEN better than you imagined?!
.
Add a little spice to your Stuck in a Snow Glove activity! Your Upper-Grade students will LOVE this activity!
.
If you already own this product head to your TPT account and re-download to access ALL the updates I made to this pretty little thing. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this one any more…
.
❄️In short it’s MAGICAL❄️
Head to my story or link in bio for more info…
.
How many days do you have left until winter break? Comment ⬇️
...

I love the idea that the best way we can remember September 11 and #neverforget is to remember the love, and unity that was felt September 12th, and to strive to live that way each day.
On September 12th we were one nation under God.
Indivisible.
Seeking justice for all.
Love this beautiful depiction by @paigepayne_creations see her thoughts on September 12th below.
.
.
.
“ And on September 12th, we all came together. We were one. My family was living in Scotland when 9/11 happened. It was everywhere, all over the news. In school the day after, we had a long moment of silence in remembrance of those who were lost. We continued to have an annual moment of silence every year after that. It was incredible that even thousands and thousands of miles apart, we were mourning with those that mourned. We were one. At that time, we all displayed what we are capable of. Even in the face of incomprehensible tragedy, humans are capable of immense love. Capable of setting aside differences and coming together as one. As we remember and pay tribute to the thousands of lives the were lost that day, let us also strive to be more like how we were on September 12, 2001. Full of love, understanding, and compassion for each other. “

This painting is inspired by a beautiful photo taken by @masseya ❤️

#911 #911memorial #9eleven #911remembrance #thetwintowers #neverforget #neverforgotten #unity #love
...

💡🚨PSA:🚨💡
ATTENTION ALL TEACHER FRIENDS
.
Tag your #teachertribe and every #firstyearteacher below for this important reminder:
.
As you set up your classroom for the new school year, and start divvying out materials… Do no forget to set aside 2-4 new student kits.
.
Just like @adifferentiatedclass (shown in picture) I made sets using Gallon ziplocks.
.
If you are in a developing community with new housing I recommend a minimum of 4 bags 🙀
.
What to include:
🍋Name-tag/Desk-plate
🍋If you adhere the plates to the desk, have a segment of what you use in the pack.
🍋Welcome Treat (same one you’ve given to each student at the open house/back to school...etc.
🍋Whatever else you’ve set aside for students that begin on the first day of school.
.
📣📣📣There will likely come a day when without warning you will be notified you have a new student, and the student will start THAT DAY. Save yourself and your poor new student the stress of frantically trying to get everything set up, by preparing NOW.
.
Veteran teachers what else do you include in your new student kits?? Share in the comments below⬇️⬇️⬇️
📸: @adifferentiatedclass
...

How satisfying/ beautiful 😻 is this #classroomorganization tip by @the_organized_classroom
.
Use paint swatches as a visual to help students sort supplies! Keep this is mind as you set up your classroom for the school year!
.
HELP ME BRAINSTORM:
What’s a brilliant #teacherhack you’ve tried or seen done with paint swatches??? Comment below 👇
.
.
.
I’ll leave mine in the comments!
...

Guys… I had a baby 🥰 Almost 10 months ago 😳 I STRUGGLE to consistently show up on this platform, but know how happy I am that you are here!
-
There are a lot of new faces around here so I thought we should take the time to get to know each other!
.
PLEASE comment below with what we have in common, or something we will never see eye to eye with 😜
.
A few things to know about me😬
.
🍋 My name is Tara, I’m the creator behind @teachingonlemonlane
.
🍋 Lemon was my maiden name and my love for all things lemon runs deep.
.
🍋 I’m a fresh lemonade connoisseur, and will not touch store bought/ from the tap.
.
🍋 My patronus is a wolf 🐺 #potterhead
.
🍋 A piece of my heart will always be in #5thgrade and New Orleans
.
🍋 I’m a novice flower gardener and LOVE to experiment with different blooms.
.
🍋 Ben and I will celebrate our 10 year this year and have 3 kiddos under 5 💀
.
🍋 Go Red Sox ⚾️
.
🍋#bucketlist item: New Zealand, Hobbiton, ride the #nevisswing 😳
.
🍋 Teaching item(s) I can’t live without…Binder clips😎 You should see what I can #macgyver with a couple clips… also, flair pens. #cliché 🤓
.
YOUR TURN: Tell me something about you in the comments!
...

To my dear teacher friends still in school, I've got a FREE Father’s Day project I think you will love! Those of you are home with kiddos of your own, consider this fun activity for your Father’s Day Celebration! This is a great #endofyearproject that doubles as a #fathersdaygift 💛🍋💛
This product is available in both a printable and digital version that’s completely editable through Google. If you have a student or child interested in Digital Design, this is a fun way to introduce and experiment with different design tools. Because there are so many different types of situations and circumstances when it comes to a father the words father or dad are never actually used. Which makes this the perfect card to give to any figure that has taken on that important role. Whomever that is, they should be celebrated!
...

Need #bulletinboardideas for March.... I’ve got you👊 like almost all of my Bulletin Board Kits, they center around student work and are made up of EASY TO CUT, Editable 🙊, ready to print and assemble slides!
.
.
.
Make sure to check out the Lucky Because Bulletin Board BUNDLE get ALL this for only $3.99☘️☘️☘️☘️ The Clover craft is the PERFECT craft for tomorrow!
...

If you’ve followed me for long you know I love all things March and Irish ☘️ it’s in my blood 🙃
.
My love of March shows in my resources, of all the months to have the most projects... March (of all the months???) is at the top of the list!
.
I just added this CELTIC KNOT inspired Lucky Clover Craft and it turned out so fun! Use either the DIGITAL version and insert pictures into the leaves that represent why you’re lucky, or pick from one of the 18 different top layer options to create a beautiful clover like the one shown above! If you do go this route make sure to check out the EDITABLE bulletin board kit to really put these beauties on display!
.
.
.
Do you love March? Why or why not? Drop a comment below 💛💛
...

Selection Sunday and PI Day falling on the same day... Somebody pinch me. Two of my very favorites because of the projects you can start in your classroom 😍 Take for instance my March Math Madness PBL
.
Think March Madness + Fantasy Basketball + Lots of Math + A sprinkle of ELA = Engagement & Excitement & Learning 💛🏀💛
Students are separated into the 4 divisions then work together to put together a new starting 5 from players in their division. #dreamteam Each round their individual players are awards point values for how they played. At the end of each round students will calculate their team’s total points and decide which dream team comes out victorious! There are some really great opportunities to see Math in action. There’s opportunity for measurement conversion, converting fractions to decimals, ordering decimals, ratios, mean-median-mode, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals...etc. This is quickly becoming another tried and true favorite in the classroom!
.
Also if you think your too late to the table, the only thing you are late for is brackets! The dream team activity can be started before any round! Second round would actually be ideal 👊🏻👊🏻 LOTS of FREEBIE extensions for this product that can stand on their own! Head to the website for more details!
...