I am a National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist certificate. This is my 11th year teaching in Orange County, California, and my second year in first grade. I spent eight amazing years in kindergarten, one random year in third grade and then landed at a new school in first grade in 2015. I am loving the amazing growth that happens in first grade AND getting to teach with my bestie and blogging buddy Kerri Bordelon!
I believe in making learning meaningful, exciting, hands-on, and fun for all learners!
California Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2009/2010; National Board - Early Childhood Generalist 2010
B.A. in Liberal Studies from Concordia University, Irvine; Masters in Education from National University
I am a small-town girl who somehow ended up in Orange County. In addition to being "Mrs. Messner" at school, I am also a wife and a tired-but-blessed mommy to Jack, Charlie, and one more little blessing that is on the way!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Education, For All Subject Areas, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, End of Year, Phonics