I've been teaching for more than a decade, with all "makes and models" of students. I've worked in three schools, all of different socioeconomic status. I am a general education teacher, but I am the collaborative teacher on my grade level, so I co-teach with my special education partner.
First and foremost, I make sure my students know I love them. We are silly, but know when to be serious. Every item I create is something I use, or have used, in my classroom. My philosophy in creating lessons or activities is that every item should teach the skill thoroughly, give opportunities to reteach, and have the ability to enrich. I love and use the cute stuff, but I am more interested in making sure my students are learning.
Nominated for Teacher of the Year - 2009-2010, 2014-2015
University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Arts (English) University of Texas at San Antonio (post-baccalaureate teacher's certification)
I have three children, three dogs, and three cats. I love reading, writing, running, cycling, swimming, theater, singing, cooking, and photography. I even have a tiny photography business that I love!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Drama, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics