I have been teaching since 1986. I've taught grades TK-5th grade. I am currently teaching 3rd Grade. I've had a wonderful career so far and it just keeps getting better! Look forward to some great ideas as soon as I get some free time. I just don't seem to have the time to upload anything right now.
I teach for understanding. This means that I observe my students' responses to each lesson to determine if the lesson was successful. I don't just 'cover material'. My goal is to meet each student where he or she is when the year begins and, to move him/her along as far as I can. I work very hard which is why I don't have much extra time to post items on TPT.
My greatest is honor is watching my students move on to bigger and better things after elementary school.
I have a bachelor's degree in sociology and another one in religious studies. I passed the BCLAD in Spanish. I have a multiple subjects teaching credential in elementary as well as a special education: learning handicapped credential with a resource specialist certificate. Wow!
I live at the beach in Ventura, CA with my husband, son, and our two dogs.