I've been teaching for 11 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
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, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading