Hi, and welcome to my store. I am the face behind ChiliWallaBee.com, and I previously ran The Classroom Flyer (a daily teacher's resource newsletter), and EverydayTeaching2go.com. I also have classroom experience - mostly in the primary grades - but I have taught English and Literature at college & high school as well. My main interest is developing and promoting Language Arts and literacy in the primary grades, with engaging & instructive writing projects for all grade levels. I also love developing fun performance scripts and art projects.
Engaging... I think I have a real mixture of styles, using different techniques for different subjects and projects. For instance, I throw in student-centered inquiry and cooperative, project-based learning whenever I can, but think there's also a time for traditional methods as well, when being an "authority" also matters. I like to think I can be flexible, within a well-managed classroom; mostly, I want the kids to be as dedicated and excited about learning as I am, and whether they can work independently or need more structured learning, I'm determined to make it a winning experience for each individual. Then we can all go the extra mile together, and accomplish wonderful things.
College honors; fave teacher awards!
Double majored in English and Psychology; grad work in educational psychology. Went back to school for studio art...
Mother of four amazing children, our family of 6 lives, works and plays in sunny SoCal!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Drama, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Products For TpT Sellers, Summer