In May 2018, I 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 away from the classroom, to bring to y'all many of the fabulous resources I've had in practice in my classroom for the past few years. I am enjoying spending lots of time with my grandchildren and creating quality teaching resources for you!
I worked hard to make learning fun for my students while I planned carefully to meet their varying needs. I did 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 also earned my Gifted Education endorsement which allowed me to work with advanced first grade students.
I have two daughters (28 and 24) and four grandchildren; Lily is 9, Christopher is 3, Athena is almost 2, and baby Noah is a few months old. In my free time, my husband Craig and I love to cruise, camp, and head out on adventures on our motorcycle.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, 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, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics, Classroom Community