I'm celebrating my 30th year of teaching. I've always enjoyed changing grades/subjects to keep my own learning growing. I am currently a virtual teacher for my local school district, and have been for the last 10 years. Coaching my Robotics Team continues to be a joy in my teaching beyond my own students. I've been using my camera to create items for my classroom for over 20 years. The camera has changed many times and the creative ways to use it has expanded as well. If you have questions about teaching virtually, distance learning, or building content, please ask. I will be happy to help any way that I can. I will not charge you anything. We are all in this together. I've built content in Blackboard, Canvas, FOCUS, and Google Classroom; and I have enhanced purchased virtual curriculums. I understand we are in a global emergency, so please let me know how I can help you. You do not need to sit and struggle alone. I have been helped by others to learn what I know, and I'd love to pass that information along to others.
I love hands on activities for my students, well-organized office materials, and editable creative lesson materials at an affordable price. Virtual education is easily adapted for the brick and mortar classroom, so please take a look at the dynamic resources available with vibrant photographs. If you don't see something you want in my store, just let me know. I may have it and just haven't posted it yet. I will be happy to make whatever you need. Also, after all of these years teaching Kindergarteners to read, I have developed my own books for the first month of school. They are completely digital and/or printable. Students can use the books to learn how to use picture cues, letter cues, and patterned words to understand the process of reading VERY QUICKLY. These books work well with the students who know about reading, and even more so for those who were not quite ready for Kindergarten. They help to put it all together.
In the past: Teacher of the Year at my school Winner of School District Innovation in Education Award National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist First Place Winner - Blackboard International Blog Competition for Innovation in Course Creation I have received honors in state organizations. Published in The Mailbox Magazine. Published in Reminisce Magazine . . . and most importantly - I'm honored to be a teacher.
My greatest educational experiences come from my students, family, and friends. No coursework is worth mentioning because it pales in comparison to the experiences of the real world.
I am a veteran teacher who loves to take pictures and share ideas! I also feel teachers spend too much of their own money on their classroom. Digital pictures are expensive, or under copyright constraints. My hope is to provide an inexpensive way for all teachers - including the virtual teachers out there - to include real photographs in whatever project they wish to design for their classroom. If you are a business, please send an e-mail with a request for business use. I will be happy to help you. If you would like a certain "theme" for your classroom, please let me know. I will look to see if I have any pictures which would apply. My favorite place to take pictures is the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and Mary's Garden.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, European History, World History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Biology, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Electrical Engineering, Forestry, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Development, Medicine, Physical Education, Religion, Sports Management, Other, Other (ELA), Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Economics , Instructional Technology, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention, Phonics, Classroom Community