Hello, and welcome to my store!!! I am an upper elementary teacher from Fargo, ND (yes, people really do live that far north). I have 12 years of experience teaching in 3rd and 4th grade in western Wisconsin as well as two districts in the Fargo area. Currently, I am teaching 4th grade and loving it! I am PASSIONATE about student learning, organizing, & creativity. I also blog about everything classroom related from current projects, to classroom management and organization, to reviewing books I've read, and everything in between. Find me at thecontemporaryclassroom.blogspot.com! (note: blog currently under construction)
Classroom Community based on Responsive Classroom and Nurtured Heart. Hands-on Learning. Differentiated Teaching & Learning. Common Core Based ELA & Math. 21st Century Thinking to Support Collaboration, Communication, & Critical Thinking. Reading, Writing, & Math Workshops. Gradual Release of Instruction Model. Whole Brain Teaching. Tiered Vocabulary Instruction.
So far, just all my former students' "favorite teacher!"
B.A. in Elementary Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. Since I can't get enough new learning...I continue to take graduate courses, pursue professional development opportunities, and participate in as many curriculum-based committees as my district will allow. :)
I am a Pinterest fanatic (pretty sure the site was designed for me). I am total convert to Apple and haul my MacBook Pro to school everyday. My favorite tv show is Friends. In my free time (what's that???) I love to sew, organize, decorate, garden, read, and spend time at the lake with my family!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Study Skills, Library Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text