I live and teach at the coast. I am teaching 4th and 5th grade Academically Gifted students Reading/Social Studies and Math. I have been in training for the Common Core for three years now. I am embracing the Common Core Curriculum and try new ways to integrate Arts into my subjects. I started working in the school system in 1999. I have taught computers, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I am always the oldest one around and enjoy helping other teachers. Most of my teaching is tried and true, but I always welcome new and exciting ways to get students involved in their learning.
I do whatever it takes for students to learn. I like manipulatives and color. I can't always print in color so I try to use bright cardstock whenever I can. I also will print on white cardstock and use sharpies to add color before I laminate. Really makes things stand out! I do not like to waste paper and copies are limited so I try and make everything I use count! I write all my lesson plans so they are interactive with whatever resource I am using. This makes the lesson flow easier with the smartboard, internet, and powerpoints.
I have been Teacher of the Year and work continuously to help other teachers.
I am currently working on my Masters of Education in 2012.
I am a mom of three boys and have two grandsons. I love to knit and watch birds. I am so thankful for what I have been given and want to give back as much as possible by helping and nurturing every child that crosses my path.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Informational Text, Phonics