I currently teach 4th grade at Pine View Elementary in Sarasota, Florida! Pine View is a full time gifted school that teaches students a grade level above their age. Therefore, I am teaching both fourth and fifth grade. I have worked at 3 different elementary schools throughout the county, ranging from Title 1 experience to full time gifted. This is my 10th year teaching-I can't believe how fast time has flown by!
My teaching style has definitely evolved over the years. The past four years, I have been a complete maniac with interactive notebooks. I generally start a strategy/lesson out whole class, using our notebooks. Then I have students break into groups to differentiate instruction. In these groups, students are engaged on hands-on activities and working with concrete, representational, and abstract concepts.
Teacher of the Year -2010
I received my Bachelor's degree from USF (GO BULLS!) I went on to get my Master's during my 2nd year of teaching from NLU. I also completed my Masters +45 through our county :)!
I am currently teaching on a team with Tanya Villacis (check out her TPT products...they're amazing!). I am absolutely LOVING being on a team with another teacher who is as dedicated as myself, and who shares a passion of teaching! Check out our shared instagram account at @the4thgradefix
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Decimals, Place Value, Informational Text, Test Preparation