I graduated in 2007, and began teaching 4th grade that fall. I changed to 2nd grade in 2011, where my creativity started to explode for these kids. I got my EL endorsement in 2014, and began my 8th year teaching. I was promoted to full-time Mommy that year as well!
I'll do a song and a dance on my desk, if that will help kids to learn. I try to relate academic concepts to the real-world anytime it is possible (which is frequent). I like to push kids to a high standard, because I believe most kids are underestimated. If a kid can explain to me HOW their technology works, they can understand a lot more than most people believe.
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Home Schooled K-12 Lipscomb University - BS K-8 Education Student taught K, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 (I think it's funny that the two grade I taught AFTER earning my degree were NOT part of my student teaching experience;) EL Certified in 2014
The reason I do this is to glorify my Creator. He gave me the imagination and ability to reach students, so I will bless others with that. It is He that is my purpose. I married my best friend in 2010. We have 3 energetic and sweet children - Crosby, Harmony, Cassidy, a tiny dog named Bruno, and a wonderful life. We have gone through life and death with each other, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I currently work on TpT curriculum and volunteer frequently at my church as a teacher, mentor, and leader at camp and retreats.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Robotics, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Decimals, Black History Month, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community