I am a Gifted and Talented Facilitator in a large suburban school district. I teach enrichment classes in K-2 classrooms. Third through Fifth graders attend my classroom for differentiated enrichment lessons that meet their all high level learning needs.
I offer multiple ways for students to learn concepts. I frequently use hands on activities to help my students reinforce what they have been taught.
National Board Certified Teacher, Jenks Public Schools District Teacher of the Year ~ 2012, Professional Oklahoma Educators Elementary Educator Award Finalist ~ 2010, Walmart Teacher of the Year ~ 2008.
I have a Masters Degree in Gifted, Talented and Creative. I'm also a National Board Certified Teacher. My Bachelor of Arts Degree includes certification in Elementary Education and Middle School Education in the fields of Language Arts and Social Studies.
I am also a published author. "Cimarron Sunrise" is an action adventure historical fiction book for upper elementary students. I have also published a literature guide for the book. My second book, Diamond Girl is also for upper elementary students. it is set at the Crater of Diamonds Park in Arkansas and fulfills many science and social studies standards. My websites: http://teacherweb.com/OK/JenksEastElementary/MrsTurnersTalentedTeam/index.html http://www.brendaturnerbooks.com/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Informational Text