I love third grade! I have taught 3rd grade since 2011. I have worked with 2nd and 4th grades as a guided reading teacher, tutor, and summer school teacher. I am so grateful that I was called to teach and that my career is also my hobby and passion.
Engagement is the name of the game! I love to engage my students with hands-on, authentic, critical thinking lessons. I use interactive activities, games, and inquiry based learning in my own classroom and in my products. As a third grade teacher, I have embarked on a quest to best prepare my students for testing, while emphasizing authentic learning and fun!
George Mason University- Adjunct Facility for teaching candidates Nationally Recognized PLC School-Model Teacher Milken Educators Network- Teacher of Promise 2011
Bachelor of Science 2009 - Old Dominion University Master of Science in Education 2010 - Old Dominion University
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community