I have a master's degree in library science. This means I encourage a love of reading and learning for all ages and abilities. I have created activities for many different disciplines. As a librarian, reading teacher, and elementary teacher, I have taught in a variety of situations all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. I have also published a few articles in School Library Monthly and in Upstart magazines.
Working in a library, I have to be very organized in teaching. On the flipside, I also have to be flexible as in an elementary library you never know what is going to happen (or what question a child may ask.) As librarians often don't have set curriculums and basals, I have created many of my own activities, lesson plans, and curriculum. I also help many different teachers along the way by creating worksheets and units for many ages and abilities including a lot in special education. All my materials have been student tested and teacher approved!
My greatest honor is the smiles on my student's faces!
My education started in fifth grade when I volunteered in my school's elementary library. After high school, I got my bachelor's teaching degree in Wisconsin for early childhood and elementary education. Then I continued on to get my master's degree in library science.
Wisconsin has always been my home. I love the winter and snow (except when my car goes in the ditch!) I have such a great loving family and wonderful friends that support me in everything I do. Reading and books have been a labor of love for me since I was 11 and helping in my own elementary library. It's amazing to know that I can bring that same love of reading to my students.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, For All Subject Areas, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer