Time flies when you're having fun! I've taught fourth grade for more than 30 years and love it more now than ever. My mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials for my classroom and yours.
Enjoy teaching! How? Engage students in challenging, meaningful work. Brenda's teaching style is interdisciplinary, standards-driven, and differentiated. Her students enjoy exploring, digging deeper, and connecting content to big ideas. Over the past few years, technology tools, such as PowerPoint presentations, Internet sites, and You Tube videos, have made learning fun in Brenda's class.
Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow (1989) National Board Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist (1996 and 2006) Crystal Apple Award Winner (1999) Lake Central Teacher of the Year (2012)
B.A. in Elementary Education, Purdue University (1981) M.S. in Elementary Education, Purdue University Calumet (1987) Gifted and Talented Endorsement, Purdue University (1988)
Indiana State Curriculum Map Writer, Grade 5 Math (2010) Indiana High Ability Curriculum Project, Literacy Grade 4 (2011) LearnZillion Dream Team, Constructed Response Grades 3-5 (2012) Teachers pay Teachers (2013-present)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Close Reading