I have been a 5th grade science teacher for 10 years in Texas, and I am head of my science department. Most of what I use in the classroom is self-created. I make sure my lessons are aligned with the 5th Science TEKS. I have taught 5th grade science, 5th grade math and 6th grade science all in Texas.
I like creating labs that are conducted in all sorts of ways. Students should have the ability to explore before they learn what a concept is so they can start to make their own connections. I have made all the flipcharts for the 5th grade science TEKS topics, and we use these as our Monday notes. All flipcharts use ActiveInspire software.
ARETE Award 2011 (Award for Recognition of Educational Technology Excellence) Nominated for teacher of the year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and won Teacher of the Year in 2016.
University of Texas at Arlington
I love creating new things for the classroom and finding creative ways to keep students engaged. I try to make sure that what I create is fun and also exactly what our standards ask for!
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World History, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Decimals, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Classroom Community