I have been teaching either first or second grade since 2011. I have been in first grade for the last seven years and have found the perfect spot for myself! I have my ELL and gifted endorsements and am currently teaching in a Cambridge primary classroom. I love creating things to use in my classroom or to share with others.
I use a lot of cooperative learning structures and like to pull in character education whenever I can. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate technology into the classroom.
I graduated from Florida State University in 2010. I have my gifted endorsement and am currently working on getting my master's degree in library and information studies.
I live in sunny Florida with my cat Maggie, who is content to put up with my time spent creating on the computer as long as she can nap under my desk lamp and occasionally control the touch-screen monitor with her tail! I am the author of the Elementary Explorers series of nonfiction books for children in grades 1-3. www.elementaryexplorers.com
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Other (Music), EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics