I teach in a rural district in a New York State Public School. I taught sixth grade social studies and math for eight years. Due to declining enrollment, I am now teaching fourth grade. I love the innocence of the fourth graders and am really enjoying the change. I can't imagine having any other job!
I believe teachers need to earn the respect of their students by demonstrating hard work and fair, consistent discipline. I also believe in having very high expectations for my students. It is amazing how they will rise to any challenge if they know what is expected of them. The increased use of technology in my classroom has added a new dimension to my lessons but it is not necessary for instruction to be exciting, motivating, and worthwhile. An enthusiastic teacher yields enthusiastic students!
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I attended undergraduate school for four years to earn a BS in elementary education. After graduating, I was hired at a local school district to teach sixth grade. While teaching, I earned my MS in curriculum and instruction. I am now in my thirteenth year of teaching and teach 4th grade at the same school. I LOVE it!!
Like so many teachers, I have spent countless hours creating and customizing material to be used in my classroom. Now that I am a mother of a six-year old and three-year old, my time has been more limited. I found this site when I was searching for material for my new fourth grade class. It is a wonderful site to buy what I am looking for from the comfort of my own home. Why reinvent the wheel? I hope other teachers can use some of the products I have created over the years.