Hi! I’m Toluca. I’m the wife of the silliest business man, the mother of a sweet one-year-old, and a teacher in Southern California. I love coffee in bed, flair pens, and making my sweet baby girl giggle.


Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m starting my fifth year of teaching, which I’m super excited about because I’ve officially passed the five-year teacher burnout statistic. I teach third grade at the school I attended as a child. When I’m not teaching or spending time with family, I also create resources that I share on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

This blog is a way for me to share my experiences in the classroom and my goal is to connect with others in the teaching community. I hope you find inspiration in my successes and learn lessons from my challenges. You can also find me on Instagram (@markersandminions), where I post pictures of funny teaching moments, classroom resources, and photos of the cutest little one-year-old you ever did see!