After teaching 4th grade in Utah for three years, I am now a stay-at-home mommy!
Engaging and hands-on lessons with a lot of questions and peer discussions. It took me a while to figure out why SO many of my students were raising their hands to use the bathroom right when we were lining up for their specialty class. It was because they were so engaged in my lessons, that they didn't want to leave. :) I write VERY detailed sub plans and lesson plans. Comments I have received in response to seeing my sub plans: From my husband: "I figured out why your lesson plans take so long to write.... It's because you write them in such a way that even someone who has never taught will know what to do." From our assistant principal after he received my maternity sub plans: "Your lesson plans... Oh my! So detailed! Wow! You are welcome back anytime you want a job back! You are missed!"
Team of the Year (2016)
I began my college career at BYU-Idaho. It was there that I decided to pursue Elementary Education instead of Psychology. (But, of course, I never really left the subject of psychology because it is still part of being a teacher!) After receiving my Associates from BYU-Idaho and traveling to China to teach English, I received my Bachelors from Utah Valley University.
I have a thing for puns. I make horrible science puns... but only periodically. :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Canadian History, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year