I have been teaching for 20 years, with the past 15 years in 2nd grade. I have worked with a diverse population of learners over the years, and have taught in 4 different states. My teaching adventures have landed me on a small island in the pacific:)
My activites reflect my teaching style. I love to integrate themes throughout the year and do as much hands on learning as possible. Literacy and math centers along with guided reading groups are important components of my classroom.
I attended the University of Northern Colorado for my BA in Elementary Education. I received my Masters in Education at the University of Berkeley California
I am the mother of 2 daughters who teach me new things everyday. I am fortunate to work in a beautiful school on the North Shore of Oahu.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Foreign Language, Other (Foreign Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Vocational Education, Phonics