I've been teaching fourth grade for 7 years. I have taught in a regular education classroom and in a Dual Language Immersion where student attend school half of the day in English and half of the day in Portuguese in a public education setting. I love my job and I can't imagine doing any other profession.
I'm all about getting excited and showing passion for what I teach. If I'm not passionate about it, I haven't studied it enough to make it fun for my students. I love everything hands-on and try to integrate Social Studies and Science as much as I can into classroom that is set up at a Whole Brain Teaching classroom.
The P.I.R.A.T.E. Award
I have a Bachelors in Education from Utah Valley University (UVU) I have an ESL Endorsement from Southern Utah University (SUU) I have a Master's Degree in Teaching Leadership from Grand Canyon University (GCU) I am currently working on a STEM Endorsement from Southern Utah University
Visit my blog: ruthiecheeseman.blogspot.com I'm obsessed with the month of October because its got my birthday, fall break, pumpkin everything, and of course HALLOWEEN and all the comes with the holiday. I knew I wanted to grow up and be a teacher in 3rd grade so it was super easy and fast for me to get through school. I love taking classes and learning new things. My favorite things to do include water color, lifting weights, reading, traveling, watching TV, board games, and hanging out with friends and family. Whenever I learn something new about teaching, I get really overexcited and my students get to reap the benefits. Right now I'm obsessed with everything STEM and Utah History. My favorite song: When You Were Young My favorite band: The Killers My favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars My Vice: A 32 oz drink filled with half Diet Coke and half Dr. Pepper
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Order of Operations, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Physical Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Decimals, Black History Month, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, School Psychology, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, African History, Classroom Community