I'm extremely fortunate to have 750+ students! I'm a specialist teacher at my elementary school. I work with every student, kindergarten through 5th grade. Developing and teaching Common Core writing lessons is my focus. I've been in my current position for a total of three years. Before that I taught 2nd grade for five years and 3rd grade for nine years. I'll be adding lots of writing projects that I'm currently implementing as well as digging through my files for my favorite projects and units from when I was a classroom teacher. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you!
I try to make learning as fun as possible!
2006 teacher of the year for my elementary school
B.S. in Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas / M.A. in Teaching from Grand Canyon University
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Writing, Oral Communication, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year