I am currently in my eleventh year of teaching. I've worked in two (very different!) schools in Utah and Colorado. I've spent one year teaching 5th grade and the other ten in 3rd. Hooray for third grade! I love it!
I love reader's and writer's workshop. I also love planning hands-on math and science lessons. Conferring with kids is one of my favorite things to do! My current obsession is writing -- my own, and teaching kids to write. We're having lots of fun getting ready for Author's Cafe in my classroom.
As a last day gift I received a framed artwork from a student which states: SMITH POWER 100% smarts 100% kindness 1,000,000% fun! I'm pretty sure that counts as an award.
B.S. in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University 2001 ESL endorsement 2006 M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading from Grand Canyon University 2010
I live in Colorado with my husband, Jesse and my (coolest dog ever!) minpin, Lily. I am a font enthusiast and have been known to retype everything just so I can control the font. I'm trying to become less insane about this, but am finding this helpful as I get items ready for TpT.