I have been teaching in Elementary School for 23 years. I was a fourth grade teacher for my first 3 years. Then I switched to first grade. I will probably retire in first grade.
In first grade I have students of all levels. I try to meet the needs of all of my students by doing a variety of things in the classroom. I teach guided reading in a large group and a small group setting. I incorporate the Daily 5 into my classroom as well. I try to integrate all of my subject areas on a daily basis.
I won "Teacher of the Year." I won Teacher of the Year three times.
I attended Bowling Green State University for Undergraduate school and The University of Toledo for Graduate school.
I am the mother of triplets. I have two girls and a boy. I also have three step-children who I absolutely adore. Together my husband and I have a little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. She has changed all of our lives in the most amazing way. She is the center of our entire family, a little piece of all of us! Life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Special Education, Drama, Health, Other (Specialty), Education, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community