I spent one year working with k-6 in the area of phonics, reading, and writing. I spent one year working with grades 3, 4, and 6 working on all subject matter. I spent one year teaching 5th grade. I have spent the last 8 years teaching 3rd grade and I love it. I also spent a year working with a colleague writing a weekly blog for Scholastic.com. We created lessons for grades 1-3. I have had several trainings in Balanced Literacy, CGI (math), Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, Guided Reading, Technology, Common Core, Write from the Beginning, Thinking Maps, ELD, and Vocabulary.
I try to make things fun and interactive. I pull in as much technology as I can. My classroom is not a quiet one. The students are constantly talking to each other, but it's about whatever we are doing. I do a lot of pair-share, partner and group activities, as well as independent work. When teaching vocabulary words, we draw them out and do some kind of body motion to go with them.
Teacher of the Year 2009 Teacher of the Year 2011
California Baptist University, BA 2002 Chapman University, Teaching Credential 2004 Chapman University, MA 2008
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