I'm a TPT newbie and so excited to be here! Fun facts about me: I began my career at the elementary school I attended as a child and had the best 6 years of my teaching life learning from my teaching idols. I thought I would stay at that school forever, but somehow I ended up on an adventure that sent me to Denver, then Dubai and back to Denver again. I'm currently in my 12th year of teaching and have taught 2nd - 5th grades.
I love surprising my students, wearing funny hats and tutus, singing (off key), dance-offs, empowering my students, reading workshop, Roald Dahl, thinking outside the box and ANYTHING I can do to keep my students engaged and excited about learning!
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I have a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's degree in reading. The best education I've ever received, however, was from spending a day at the Ron Clark Academy - a 15-year dream come true. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried about 12 times throughout the day... It was truly life-changing and has impacted my teaching more than any degree ever could.
I love mountains and cows!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community