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 specialist endorsements 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, Creative Writing, 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, Classroom Community