I love teaching the elementary grades, and I love changing it up. So, I don't mind changing grade levels- it keeps me learning. Education cycles itself in a continuous circle.The challenges and blessings presents itself in many ways.What a way to enjoy my career! I really do love teaching!
My school is a Title 1 school. The location of our transient school means the students do not come to you on level; & most have varying degrees of learning styles, behavior issues, & backgrounds. I have been teaching for 31 years and counting! Our lessons consist of a variety of ways; hands-on, direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, small groups, followed with RTI groups/or guided groups. We love to integrate technology into our plans daily. We also train our students into using technology throughout the days, so they too become very tech savvy by the end of the school year!
The best rewards of course is the small tokens of appreciation from our students; whether it was a torn note, or a small candle taken from home or wrapped in notebook paper. All, no matter how big a honor or not, were appreciated tokens of our dedications to our teaching careers.
I graduated with honors both in high school and college.
I am proudly married and together, we have a beautiful daughter & a handsome son, beautiful daughter and son laws, and one smart and talented grandson; who is now a Marine! We share our home with our smart cat, that rules our large German Shepard. Poor Rex! We love to travel, however, we are very dedicated to our jobs, pets; and of course, our elderly family.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics, Classroom Community