I have been teaching in Elementary School for 16 years. I was a fourth grade teacher for my first 3 years. Then I switched to first grade. I will probably retire in first grade.
In first grade I have students of all levels. I try to meet the needs of all of my students by doing a variety of things in the classroom. I teach guided reading in a large group and a small group setting. I incorporate the Daily 5 into my classroom as well. I try to integrate all of my subject areas on a daily basis.
I was nominated twice for Sylvania Teacher of the Year. I won Teacher of the Year in 2009.
I attended Bowling Green State University for Undergraduate school and The University of Toledo for Graduate school.
I am the mother to 11 year old triplets. I have two girls and a boy. I also have three step-children who I absolutely adore. They are 11, 13, & 15. Together my husband and I have a little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. She has changed all of our lives in the most amazing way. She is the center of our entire family, a little piece of all of us! Life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Drama, Health, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, 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, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading