I have been an elementary teacher for over 30 years! I have taught grades 2, 3, and 4, but have spent most of my years in 3rd and 4th. I currently teach a 3rd grade gifted/high achiever class, but I have had experience with ESE and ESOL students over the years. Please follow me at http://beachsandplans.blogspot.com/
My lessons and classroom activities provide students with opportunities to think, create, collaborate, and assess their own learning. My goal is to create independent, life-long learners and thinkers!
National Board Certified, National Writing Project Teacher Consultant, South Florida Writing Project Teacher Leader, CRISS Trained, New Educator Support Coach, Member of Teaching American History Grant
BS in Elementary Ed, Gifted, ESOL, & ESE endorsed, National Board Certified.
I have been married for over 20 years. We have a fantastic son and a beautiful daughter. My hubby and I work in the same elementary school and have for many years! Besides teaching, my loves include my fur babies, the beach, crafting, crocheting, reading, and just hanging out with my family and friends!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Drama, Math Test Prep, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community