I just finished my 28th year of my teaching journey! I taught first grade for the past 13 years and absolutely loved it. I am now taking some much needed time out of the classroom to bring to y'all many of the fabulous resources which I have had in practice in my classroom for the past few years.
I work hard to make learning fun for my students while planning carefully to meet their varying needs. I do this through small group instruction and hands-on learning.
2009-2010 Teacher of the Year Blandford Elementary School Effingham County Georgia
I earned my BA in Early Childhood Education in 1989. In 1999 I earned my MS in Curriculum and Instruction. I have earned my Gifted Education endorsement which allows me to work with advanced first grade students.
I have two daughters (28 and 24) and three grandchildren; Lily is 8, Christopher is 2, and baby Athena is 1. In my free time, my husband Craig and I love to cruise, camp, and head out on our motorcycle.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Health, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics