I've been teaching for 13 years. I've taught 3rd grade for 5 years, 1st grade for a year, and am now on my 7th year teaching 2nd grade. I absolutely LOVE 2nd grade and think that they are the BEST!
I believe all children can learn with the right tools. There is not one tool that I can use from my box that will reach all learners. I love using a variety of strategies to see which ones will stick for each student. I also love creating chants, songs, raps, and getting our body moving in order to learn skills.
I've taught district inservices on writing and have also been a guest teacher several times at Azusa Pacific University. My chants and songs for learning standards are used throughout schools in our district.
I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Liberal Studies degree with an emphasis on teaching. I received my credential and graduate degree at Azusa Pacific University with a Masters in Education with an emphasis on Teaching.
I am a pastor's wife and a part time teacher. I job share in second grade so that I can spend some time with my little ones. I have 2 boys (8yrs, 6yrs) and 1 girl (2yrs) that are growing up so fast! Although I love my job, these precious ones at home are my favorite students!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Specialty), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics