I seriously love teaching. I am currently a middle school and upper elementary teacher in Southern Colorado. During my short teaching career (5 years) I have never stayed in one place long. I taught fifth grade at a charter school, with a very flexible curriculum, for three years. I spent one short and sweet year teaching sixth graders at a STEM Magnet school. I am currently back at a charter school teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA. Each of these experiences has greatly inspired my teaching resources. I LOVE teaching upper elementary and middle school grades a ridiculous amount. I seriously think 5th-8th graders are the bomb.com.
I am always trying to use a constructivism approach to teaching so that all students can construct their own knowledge. I also love using middle grade novels for teaching reading to help build lifelong readers, simply because reading is awesome. This has been the inspiration for my reading units. I love using the Socratic Seminar to see my students grow in their reading, writing, and discussions.
Teaching 5th-8th grade is a pretty awesome honor.
Colorado State University-Pueblo Bachelors of Science in Education-Emphasis in Science, Fort Hays State University Masters in Education-Reading Specialist
I have lived in Colorado my whole life, but I wouldn't call myself an outdoorsy girl. I like running on a treadmill with a TV and air-conditioning.... but I do love the Colorado mountains, even if I don't always have the urge to climb up them :). I also love The Golden Girls, basketball, books, cooking, and teaching middle schoolers #middleschoolersarethebestschoolers :). I am obsessed with all things Harry Potter, Starbucks, and Target.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading