I am a certified elementary and special education teacher who is now a stay at home mom. Although my classroom time was cut short, in the 5 years I have spent in classrooms I feel like I've done it all! I have taught every subject for a wide variety of students with different needs. From gifted students learning a grade level above to students with emotional needs and everything in between. I have been an inclusive resource teacher, a pull out resource teacher and have had my own classroom of students spanning from 2nd to 6th grade and I have taught 7th and 8th as well. Very rarely was I given a solid curriculum to work with, so TPT saved my life more than once and now I'd like to take my experience and use it to help other teachers.
My style is still developing but one thing is for certain, and that is my love of modification. I have specialized in modifying resources to fit the needs of my students as I often needed such a wide range, no one grade book would do. I love to mix subjects and I am passionate about history so I always try to find ways to blend history in with the core subjects to make it interesting and purposeful. I base my work off of what I like to call "The 3 R's"- Relate, Respond, Reflect. It is a tool I use to help guide students through the learning process.
I went to many different schools as a kid and therefore experienced many different ways of teaching and curriculums. I think it has influenced my teaching philosophy in many ways.
I love learning! It truly is my passion, and I love sharing that passion with others. I wanted to find a way to still help students and teachers even though I am not in the classroom. I hope that you find my products innovative and fun!
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Women's History Month