I have 12 years of teaching experience. I spent one amazing year in first grade, but my heart is in upper grades. I have been teaching 4th grade for the last 5 years, and I am loving every minute of it!
My teaching style is always evolving. I feel like it changes each and every year. Overall, I try to create an organized and well-managed classroom, so that my students are sure to learn, but also get to have fun at the same time. I try to create a learning environment where students feel safe and free to be themselves, and one in which students are able to work independently and cooperatively. I learn more about teaching and my own teaching style with each year that passes. Hopefully, I will have it mastered by the time I retire!
PTA Honorary Service Award 2014
I received my B.A. in Child Development and my M.A. in Education.
I live with my husband and two beautiful daughters in Southern California.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Other, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community