Welcome to The Thinker Builder. My name is Michael, and I have taught for eleven years, most recently in third grade. I've also taught second, fourth, and fifth graders. I am currently blogging and creating educational resources full time. My wife is a teacher, too. She teaches kindergarten. We have three beautiful daughters at home who keep us busy and laughing!

With The Thinker Builder blog, I hope to give elementary teachers fresh ideas and strategies to teach children. I hope to share my thinking with you, to help you strengthen your own and that of your students. I especially love reading and writing, and helping you build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

The teaching resources I create are mostly geared towards grades two through five and are known for content that engages students in thought-provoking activities and meaningful learning, as well as careful attention to design and detail. Feel free to poke around in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop, read a few reviews, and download a few of my freebies.

Besides blogging and creating resources, I also love playing family games with my wife and girls, watching my girls play sports (I've got a gymnast and two soccer players), iced coffee, lots of sports teams (Bengals, Reds, Chelsea, and FC Cincinnati are the big ones!), true crime podcasts, iced coffee (oh, did I mention that already), Lee Child books, historical fiction and nonfiction, and visiting teacher friends at school.

If you need to contact me, you can email me at michaelfriermood@gmail.com, or connect with me through social media:

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Thanks for stopping by!




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