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, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community