After 35 years of teaching in an urban district, I retired to help take care of my three granddaughters. During my teaching career I taught all subjects from second to fourth grade. I also taught seventh and eighth grade reading. I spent my entire career in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
I believe in learning centers or stations. My teaching style developed from my art experiences, being right-brain, and teaching all kinds of children at one time.
The most important acknowledgments I have ever received are the many thank-you notes, drawings and visits year after year from my students.
I graduated from Kutztown University with an elementary and art teaching degree. I also earned my masters in elementary education.
I love learning, reading, researching and writing. Most of all, I enjoy creating and being creative. I enjoy creating in many areas. I have an English garden which is around thirty years old which I designed. I grow and dry flowers to make wreaths and arrangements. I make magnetic materials for learning activities. I am writing learning centers for busy teachers using my experience. I enjoy introducing my three granddaughters to the joy of learning. My daughter is a vice-principal at the high school she graduated from.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, German, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics