This is my 18th year of teaching at the same elementary I actually attended as a child! I met my very best friend of over 30 years there as well and can't imagine teaching anywhere else. I have taught various grades with kindergarten and 6th being my favorites. Gifted kids are a close third as they always challenged me to be a better teacher. I have always loved kids and have known from my earliest memories that I wanted to be a teacher!
Kids are capable of more than we know! I hold high expectations and feel kids learn by doing. I make learning meaningful through the passion and dedication I devote to my students. Love and logic has always been the kind of style used in my classroom. I believe in choice with structure and routine!
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Although I never enjoyed the academic side of school growing up, sports led me to college where I played basketball and soccer. I now hold a Master's degree and hope to further my education when I have a little more time on my hands! ;-)
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading