I teach 3rd grade in southern California. I have over 25 years of experience in grades K-3rd.
When I was in my Teacher Credential program, I was immersed in the Whole Language Education philosophy. However, I've had to adjust with the introduction of the rigorous state and national standards. I still believe, whole-heartedly, in thematic instruction, where the skills are imbedded into the curriculum in a meaningful, joyous way.
BA in Psychology from University of California at Irvine; Masters Degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University
I am happily married and the proud mother of two children, and a funny puggle named Nacho. Life is good! Visit my blog: http://cisforcreativeclassroom.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year