I'm so proud to be an educator! This is my 13th year teaching! I'm a National Board Certified teacher in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy. I'm currently teaching kindergarten after many years in the intermediate grades. It was a big change, but those sweet kinders have captured my heart. I cherish every moment with my kids!
I believe in a social and constructive approach to learning and implement a "workshop style" instructional format in my classroom. I am currently learning about and implementing CCSS, Daily 5, CAFE, writer's notebooks as part of a writing workshop, and guided math (math workshop) with my students.
National Board Certification, Early Middle Childhood Literacy
I earned both my BSE ('03) and MS ('07) from Emporia State University.
My passions are faith, family, teaching, blogging, reading, learning & trying-to-be-crafty! I think teachers are the BEST people on the planet...and I'm having so much fun blogging and creating products that will be a blessing to busy teachers and their students!! I love being married to my best friend getting to be the lucky Mommy of my sweet and funny little boy. Life is beautiful!!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep, Classroom Management, Statistics, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Phonics