I am a 25 year veteran teacher. My experiences as a Reading Specialist have afforded me the opportunity to work with students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Currently, I am teaching third grade.
I have a passion for engaging my students with resources that are high interest - see their eyes sparkle - can't hide their smiles kind of lessons and activities. I use a variety of genres and consider all learning styles and readiness levels when planning my lessons.
My school received the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2014.
Master's Degree - Reading Specialist California University of Pennsylvania - 1997, Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education California University of Pennsylvania - 1993
I am the proud mom of three active teenage boys who make me laugh out loud each and every day. They have made me a better teacher by showing me the effects of active learning.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community