I'm a 3rd grade teacher in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. I have nine years of teaching experience (3 years in 3rd; 6 years in 1st). I love what I do! I truly believe in collaborating with other educators and making our jobs a little less stressful! Work smarter, not harder! :)
I like to incorporate hands-on, engaging, and meaningful activities with my instruction. I also try to incorporate technology as much as possible. I believe students can learn more and grow as individuals if they are collaborating and communicating effectively with the teacher and their classmates.
Teacher Awards: nominated for Teacher of the Year ('10-11 and '12-13) Blog Awards: TCD Top 50 Elementary Teacher Blogs, The Versatile Blogger award, I Heart Your Blog award, Top 10 blog award A HUGE thank you to all of my followers and fellow educators who have given me these awards!
Bachelor's Degree from Georgia College and State University (May 2004); Master's Degree from the University of Georgia (July 2009); Specialist degree from Piedmont College (December 2011)
I live in a suburb of Atlanta. I am married to my silly husband, Dave. We have an adorable Cockapoo named Maggie! Check out my blog for my ideas and resources from myself and other educators: 3rd Grade Gridiron
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer