I've taught elementary school for nine years. I spent eight years in fourth grade, a year in third, and now I'm on my second year as a Literacy Coach/Leader for my campus. As an instructional specialist for reading and writing, I try to create tools my teachers will find useful when working with real kids and real learning. I'm a past president of the El Paso Reading Council, the local branch of the International Reading Association, and I'm also a Teacher-Consultant for the West Texas Writing Project, the local site of the National Writing Project. I love to teach all contents, but my heart is in literacy!
I love to work with all content areas and develop my own units rather than use textbooks or programs. Real reading, real writing, real experiences, real conversations :)
I was Teacher of the Year for my campus for the 2010 - 2011 school year and the 2012-2013 school year. I've presented at IRA conferences as well as an NWP National Meeting.
Partway through my reading masters!
Check out my blog, Buzzing with Ms. B, at Buzzing with Ms. B
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text