I have been teaching elementary school since 2006. My first year I assisted with administering DIBELS testing for all grade levels. I also worked with kids who needed remediation. Next I taught first grade for 1 year. I was then moved to 2nd grade where I have been fever since!
I like to use a variety of teaching styles. I try to do whole group and small group instruction. I like to use technology on a daily basis. I also like to do a lot of hands-on activities to appeal to all learners.
Excellence in Education award winner for my school in 2015
I graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College. I earned my masters from Indiana State University.
I was married to a wonderful man for almost 7 years. We were together for 11 years. Unfortunately, in January of 2016 he passed away rather suddenly after fighting depression and PTSD. We have a son named Jace, who looks just like his father and reminds me of him daily. He keeps me busy! I would like to add that my products are not meant to be pretty or decorative. We only print in color at our school if it is absolutely necessary for cost conservation purposes. My products are meant to show that students are comprehending the material that they are reading. I occasionally throw in a few activities that are meant to be fun, but at the same time require knowledge from what they have read to complete the assignment. I have had several people make comments that I find hurtful on here because my products are not full of pretty pictures. I work hard and try my best to add products I think will be helpful to other teachers.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text