Most of my 19 years in education have been spent teaching students in grades 3, 4, and 5. I was an Instructional Coach for several years, but my heart always brings me back into the classroom. I currently teach Gifted self-contained 3rd grade in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.
I plan lessons and activities that make learning accessible and meaningful. I believe in building and nurturing relationships and community while honoring the many different ways in which children learn.
I have endorsements as a specialist in Gifted Education (K-8), Middle Grades Language Arts (7-8), Middle Level (5-9), English as a Second Language (K-12), and Mathematics (K-8).
♥ B.Ed. in Elementary Education ♥ M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Literature
For teaching ideas, book reviews, and the occasional freebie, please come visit me at my blog: ♥ Hedgehog Reader ♥
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading