I have been teaching first graders for 17 years and loving it! My newest passion is writing text dependent questions (and accompanying reproducible worksheets) for my favorite read-aloud books, and sharing them with you!
Teaching is like theater! Keeping the kids moving and engaged in everything we're doing, using every minute to its max, making learning fun, and keeping the whole show running smoothly takes planning and passion. I love teaching in a way that helps kids love learning!
B.A. in Literature with Honors in the Major
Bachelor's Degree in Literature, with Honors, from the University of California; working on a Master's Degree in Language and Literacy.
Happily married with one adult son who is majoring in Astrophysics at the University of California.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Physical Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Informational Text, Engineering, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community