I have been teaching since 2005. I taught second grade for ten years, third grade for six years, spent a year in fifth, and now I'm in fourth grade. These upper elementary kids have my heart!
I am a passionate educator dedicated to creating engaging lessons for my students utilizing 21st century learning strategies. I believe strongly in differentiated, small group instruction and using formative assessments to guide my teaching. I also work hard to foster positive relationships with students (and their families) to create a safe and welcoming classroom environment.
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I have a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary/Middle Education, with licenses to teach grades 1-8 general education and K-12 and English as a Second Language. I also earned my Masters degree in Teaching and Learning, with my focus being on building classroom community.
In addition to teaching, I am a wife and a busy mom to three crazy kiddos! I am a HUGE fan of hippos (hence the name of my store!), and I love playing hockey. Check out my blog for teaching ideas, freebies, and more! Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics