I have been an elementary teacher for 26 years! I am currently teaching in a primary multiage classroom that includes first through third grade students. I have been teaching in a multiage classroom for 18 years and I love it! I also taught 2nd grade and I was a Title 1 reading teacher.
I have a strong background in reading. I strive to shape classroom and instruction materials to help students develop valuable thinking skills and encourage a deeper understanding of concepts within and across subject areas. I like project based learning activities where students are exposed to multiage and differention teaching approaches.
My awards have been the many children that I have had the honor of teaching. The awards come in little shapes and sizes and remind me daily why I am in this profession.
Winona State University- Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education Reading Teaching License UW-Stevens Point- Master's Degree in Education
I live In a small town in northern Wisconsin. I have a great husband and three wonderful grown kids. They still keep us busy and I love it. When I am not hanging out with them, I enjoy reading, bicycling, running, eating, cooking and of course shopping. I enjoy creating teaching materials and sharing them with others.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community