In May 2018, I finished my 28th year of my teaching journey! I taught first grade for my last 13 years in the classroom 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. My motto- Keep learning fun while making every moment count!
I was the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year at Blandford Elementary School in 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 three daughters; Lauren is 30, Amy is 26, and my stepdaughter Taylor is 23. I also have four grandchildren; Lily is 11, Christopher is 5, Athena is 3, and baby Noah is 2. I recently became a resident of South Dakota. In my free time, my husband Craig and I love to cruise, travel in our RV, and head out on motorcycle adventures.
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