About


Hello, friends! I'm Kelly W., the owner/operator/creative genius of Kelly's Classroom Online. I'm a veteran teacher of nearly 30 years and teaching early childhood education to 3rd grade is my specialty.

Kelly's Classroom Online was created for teachers and homeschooling parents so they could find newly released children's books and activities to use in their classrooms. 

Be sure to subscribe to Kelly's Classroom Online so you can stay up-to-date with the new books I find.

History of Kelly's Classroom Online

Kelly's Classroom Online... also known as "Kelly's Classroom"... has been around in some way, shape, or form since 2013.  It has a somewhat interesting history:

🍎 2013: The original Kelly's Classroom store was launched on Teachers Pay Teachers.
🍎 2014: The first posts on the original Kelly's Classroom blog were uploaded.
🍎 2017: The original Kelly's Classroom blog was hacked and everything was lost.
🍎 2018: Even though Kelly's Classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers was successful, I closed it because of the changes in the sales tax laws imposed on online retailers selling digital downloads.
🍎 2018 to 2020: I pouted about closing my store and losing my blog.
🍎 August 2020: I got tired of pouting and I got to work. Kelly's Classroom was rebuilt, redesigned, rebranded, and relaunched as Kelly's Classroom Online!

Frequently Asked Questions

🍎 Will I reopen Kelly's Classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers?
Probably not. I have always preferred blogging to resource creation, and I want to focus on my website right now.
🍎 Why are there still items in your Kelly's Classroom store?
Those are free items I made available for my readers and followers over time. As long as you have an account with Teachers Pay Teachers, you can download those items for free.
🍎 Where do you get the ideas for the things you blog about?
After teaching for nearly 30 years, I have a lot of ideas rolling around in my head! I've learned a lot during my time in the classroom and through collaboration with others. I read up on new trends in education and actually pay attention during those professional development sessions.
🍎 What are your favorite subjects to teach?
Reading, writing, and science.
🍎 What are your favorite things to blog about?
Reading, writing, and science, of course!

Attention Authors

I'm always eager to feature new books from both established and up-and-coming authors.  If you are interested in seeing your book featured on Kelly's Classroom Online, please message me at kelly@kellysclassroomonline.com with the details about your book.  

In order for your book to be considered for this website it needs to be and/or have the following:

🍎 high-interest level for children in early education to early elementary (preschoolers, prekindergarten, and up to 3rd grade)
🍎 bold illustrations to capture and maintain children's interest
🍎 age-appropriate content for young children
🍎 easy for teachers and homeschooling parents to integrate into their lessons
🍎 interesting to me as a teacher and blogger

Because of the large volume of requests I receive, I may not be able to write about your book right away. Depending on the time of year, wait times can be two to three months. If you have a seasonal or holiday book you want me to look at... send it to me months in advance!  

I don't charge to write about books.  However, I require a hardcopy (either hardback or paperback) of your book.  After I finish my post, I will add it to my classroom library for my students to read.  On rare occasions, I will agree to use a PDF instead.

Attention Publishers

From time to time, publishing companies contact me directly about reading and reviewing some of the new books they released.  If you are a publisher and would like to work together, please send a message to kelly@kellysclassroomonline.com.  Recent collaborations include:


Sponsored Posts, Guest Posts, and Product Reviews

People also ask me if I would host a sponsored post, guest post, or a review of one of their products.  If you are interested in a sponsored post, I charge $25 to $50 depending on the topic and length.  If you are interested in a product review, there is no charge, but I require a free full-sized sample of your product.  There is no charge for guest posts, however, your post must meet certain requirements.  Contact me at kelly@kellysclassroomonline.com for more information.

Note: I will only consider sponsored posts, guest posts, or product reviews that would be of interest to my readers... teachers and homeschooling parents of young children.  If they can't use it while they teach, then I more than likely won't agree to it.  (If I don't like it... I definitely won't agree to it!)  Recent collaborations include:


Affiliate Disclosures 

As a children's book blogger and the website developer of Kelly's Classroom Online, I earn my income through advertising fees, affiliate relationships with different companies, and sponsored posts from small businesses.  Current affiliate relationships include:

Amazon (United States)

I am a participant in the Amazon Services Affiliate Program, a program designed to provide a means for website developers to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.  As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases made through this website.  

Books-A-Million (United States)

I am a participant in the Books-A-Million Affiliate Program, a program designed to provide a means for website developers to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Books-A-Million.  As a Books-A-Million affiliate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases made through this website.  

Bookshop (United States)

I am a participant in the Bookshop Affiliate Program, a program designed to provide a means for website developers to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Bookshop.  As a Bookshop affiliate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases made through this website. 

Indigo (Canada)

I am a participant in the Indigo  Affiliate Program, a program designed to provide a means for website developers to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Indigo.  As an Indigo affiliate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases made through this website. 

My Promise to You

  • Any commission I earn will not increase the cost of what you purchase through these links. Amazon, Books-A-Million, Bookshop, and Indigo are responsible for paying my commission... not you!
  • Posts with affiliate links will be clearly marked.
  • I will only provide links to books and products that would be of interest to teachers and homeschooling parents.
  • I will not provide links to random junk in an effort to score big bucks.


Clipart, Fonts, and Photos

Whenever possible, I try to use my own photos and drawings.  However, I can't always do that.  Some of the frequently used clipart, fonts, and photos come from the following sources.  Visit their sites and give them some love.

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