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.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Other, Other (ELA), 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, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading