I have been teaching for the past 20 years in both inner city and suburb areas around the Twin Cities in MN. I have taught the range of 1st - 5th, with 4th and 5th definitely being the most fun! I've enjoyed working with a wide range of abilities and diverse populations.
Creative, hands on, constructivist. I love to create and use manipulatives with students to help them make sense of what they are learning. I also make books with kids as a fun way for them to "contain" their learning.
National Board Certified EMC Literacy 2010
BS and Masters in Ed from the University of MN
I admire all the sellers that take the time and have the knowledge to spruce up their products. I on the other hand, like to get to the point and create materials that are practical in the day to day operations of a classroom. Therefore, do not be alarmed, disappointed or fooled that my shop lacks the visual pizzaz of other shops. (My way of sprucing up items is to print it on colored card stock.) I've been told I make up for it with my personal laminator and binding machine! All items in my shop have been used with my students. Hence the shop name, Kid Tested, Teacher Approved.