I've been teaching for 16 years and think I have the best job in the world! I've taught 3rd and 4th grades and love developing curriculum and activities for my students.
I try to create engaging yet rigorous lessons that inspire students to think critically and outside the box. I incorporate a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of my students. I also try to find that balance between conceptual understanding and basic skills which is often a challenge.
Teacher of the Year-2007 Unum Hall of Fame-2007 Grant Recipient for math manipulatives-2006
BS in Elementary Education from Florida State MA in Curriculum and Instruction Ed.S. in Brain Research Gifted Endorsement
Outside of teaching, developing curriculum, and blogging, I love spending time with my husband and two children. My daughter is six and my baby boy is growing up too fast.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading