I have been teaching for over 20 years and still love it! Over the course of my career, I have taught several grade levels. I love the sense of humor children have, and I feel so grateful that I can spend every day with them!
I believe that children learn best when they are having fun. Lessons should never be monotonous; they need to be visually appealing, challenging, and motivating. My students can never predict which teaching tricks I have up my sleeve, and I like it that way. It keeps them engaged! Creativity and a sense of humor are integral parts of my teaching style. I also enjoy incorporating art and music into my lessons when possible.
Although I have received honors/awards from both my university and school district, my greatest honor is hearing former students (many of whom are now adults) tell me I made a difference in their lives or inspired them. Some have even returned to tell me they want to become (or have become) teachers because of me. I can't think of anything better!
I am constantly learning and growing as an educator. In addition to my own graduate and postgraduate studies, I am always looking for new professional development opportunities.
I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy creating them for TpT!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year