I started in a K/1 combo class in 1985, and although I loved my own children when they were 5, I don't like other people's 5 year olds. :-) On the other hand, I ADORE 10 year olds. 2013-2014 will be my 29th year of teaching 5th grade (with a few 4/5 and 5/6 combos thrown in there). I may move up to high school history some day soon, but for now, I'll keep loving on my preteens!
"Guide on the side rather than a sage on the stage"
Meh. Do we really need to go there?
BA San Diego State University: 1984; California Teaching Credential: 1985 MA Humanities; History focus: 2012
Single mom since 1994 to my daughter, Keegan (25) and son, Brendan (11). Keegan has her BA in Philosophy/Theology and is now pursuing her MS in Library & Information Science. Brendan is almost done with his BS in Civil Engineering.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Music), Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects