I have been a 4th grade teacher since 1999. Believe it or not, I am teaching in the very same classroom in which I was a 4th grade student way back in 1984. It is such an honor to teach in the community that I grew up in. I am devoted to my profession and nothing gives me more pleasure than to design instructional materials that engage my kids and strengthen their abilities as students.
My teaching style is a wee bit on the structured side, but full of rich and meaningful learning experiences. My passion is writing. I love giving the kids the tools and support that they need to believe that they are authors!
My husband and kids think that I am pretty awesome....that is enough for me!
I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading