After 14 years of teaching Math and Science in the 3rd and 5th grade classroom, I now work from home creating teaching resources for teachers across the nation. I love being able to design products that save teachers time while providing meaningful learning in the classroom. I REALLY miss being in the classroom. It was hard to leave, but I know I made the right decision to be able to spend more time with my sweet hubby.
I love to get my students up and moving including rhyming jingles with motions to help remember newly learned concepts. I love a structured, but relax and fun, organized classroom environment where students know they are accepted and loved and aren't afraid to make mistakes or ask questions. I want my students to learn the concept that working hard and doing their best is a life long skill that will always serve them well.
Named Teacher of the Year while teaching 3rd Math/Science with AISD. Named Teacher of the Year while teaching 5th Math with CISD.
I went back to college after my youngest of 3 boys was in Kindergarten. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Texas A&M University at the age of 35. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education (1-8) with a minor in Math. I giggle when I remember my College Algebra class. I was sitting in the front row busily working on an assignment after the lesson. I heard a group of young men, in the back row, asking each other, "Do you understand? No, I wasn't really listening, Do you? No....let's ask the old lady up front. I think she knows." TRUE STORY!
I am married to the greatest guy in the world. We have 5 amazing grandkids, Murphy, our longhaired mini-dachshund and Rigby, our English Springer Spaniel. I love to work in my flower garden, and read. We are blessed and life is good.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Physical Education, Health, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community