I currently teach a 4th/5th grade Seminar class. I have been teaching upper grade elementary for the last 11 years. Prior to that, I taught 6-8 grades for 13 years. I have taught language arts, math, history, science, and computer education.
I try to make learning fun! I like to do simulations, problem-based projects, and genius hour.
I have a reading specialist certificate, GATE certification, CLAD certification, and I am a Board Certified Teacher.
I have a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a master degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am currently working on a Spanish certification.
I have a lot of experience working with second language students and GATE identified students.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Order of Operations, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Classroom Community