I am in my 9th year of teaching. Most of my teaching experience has been in 5th grade, but I taught 4th grade for two years and looped with those classes. I have a masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and received National Boards Certification in Middle Childhood. Being an elementary teacher, I teach all subject areas and think about ways to engage children in content through collaboration and discussion.
I teach through reader's and writer's workshops. I teach in small groups as much as possible in reading and math. I often develop activities that allow students to work in partners or small groups to encourage discussion and allow them to learn from one another. The importance of vocabulary instruction is also embedded in my teaching.
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher of Year, 2010-2011 Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Board Member
Undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading from NCSU
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Special Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Place Value, For All Subjects