I have had a whirlwind of experience! I student taught in 4th and then got hired at the same school to teach 3rd! I then moved to 1st grade for the next year. First grade captured my heart! I love the growth made during first grade, and it is so exciting to serve as a guide in this important point in a student's learning. After four years in first, I was ready for a new challenge and moved to kindergarten! It may be my favorite spot yet! Because of this diversity in experience, you'll notice my store has products geared toward 3rd grade learners as well as K-1!
I do my best to keep things hands on and exciting! I do both guided math and guided reading, so we are constantly using centers to learn new material as well as spiral our curriculum.
I am a graduate of Indiana University. I had the opportunity to complete their Cultural Immersion Program, and was able to spend half of my student teaching in Oxfordshire, England! Of course, the best teacher has been time. I have learned so much in my six years of teaching from my students, my colleagues, and from reflecting on myself. I can't wait to see what the next thirty years teach me!
I loved school as a child. I loved learning. I loved becoming a confident reader. I loved having my curiosity stoked. This is my aim for my students. I want to help create eager, confident learners. Every day I try to show my class that learning is exciting and that learning can take you anywhere you want to go!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics