I started out teaching preschool in 2007. In 2011, I moved to 5th grade. Wow! What a transition!
I want my students to learn to love learning through their own learning. I love seeing kids get excited about history, reading, and writing, so I share my passion for these subjects with them. It's amazing how kids come to love school when their teacher loves what she is teaching!
I attended Joplin schools from kindergarten through high school graduation (minus one year spent in St. Joseph, MO). I briefly attended Hendrix College in Conway, AR, but graduated with my elementary education degree from Missouri Southern State University.
I teach 5th grade reading and writing, which also includes my favorite subject: social studies! I love introducing my 5th graders to the wonderful world of literature. I also love getting my students excited about history through our Social Studies Notebooks.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Science, Chemistry, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Special Education, Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text