I have been teaching for a total of 17 years. I am currently teaching 3rd grade math, which I love. I have also taught 2nd grade for four years (all subjects with a huge focus on phonics and math fluency). Prior to teaching 2nd grade, I taught 5th grade for ten years (all subjects with the latter years departmentalized in math). In our school, our students vary greatly in academic needs, so differentiation is a must. My activities and resources are all used in my classroom with my students, or have been when I taught that grade. My heart and soul goes into my products based on the need of my students. I pride myself on excellent quality and products that are truly aligned to the Common Core Standards.
Cooperative Groups with Rotations (Math Stations), Teacher Directed, and Independent Practice while incorporating Technology through the use of the Promethean Board, ActivExpressions, Computer-based programs (IXL, xtramath, Scoot Pad, etc.), along with whole group math activities. I use Number Talks and BBY Math every day with my students to build number sense. We do not have iPads in the classroom yet, but am looking forward to their academic use in the future.
Teacher of the Year for Whitesville Road Elementary School 2004-2005 and Teacher of the Year for Whitesville Road Elementary School 2007-2008.
BA in Early Childhood Education - LaGrange College, MA in Education in Integrating Technology into the Curriculum - Walden University
Promethean Coach for my School System, Technology Coach for my School, Leadership Team and Team Leader for my Grade Level - 10 years, Advanced Ed Team, SACS Leadership Team, LaGrange College Intern Mentor, WRES Teacher Mentor, School Rep for System Advisory Committee, Technology Committee, Accelerated Reader Committee, Veteran's Day Committee
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Australian History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Black History Month, Easter, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Early Intervention