29 years of teaching- 3 years as a substitute teacher and 26 years teaching first and second grade.
I want children to love going to school every day! Children form their opinions of school in their early years. If they like going to school, they will be more successful students, so I have always tried to make learning fun.
I've been nominated for teacher of the year of my school district a few times.
I am certfiied K-8 regular education, K-12 visually impaired, K-12 learning disabilities and K-12 orientation and mobility (to teach blind and visually impaired students to travel independently). I have 49 hours past a Master's degree.
I am married and we have one daughter. We live with a dog and three birds.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, Health, Other (Specialty), Education, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Psychology, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Student Council, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community