This is my 16th year teaching elementary in sunny Southern California! My experiences have ranged from 2nd - 5th grade. Upper elementary is definitely my passion! I love the rigor of the standards, the sense of humor of kids at this age level, and watching each student grow into a mini adult throughout the year. :)
I enjoy hands-on and project based learning! I love activities that go in depth and help kids apply their knowledge to the world around them. I feel it is so important to help kids make meaningful connections to their learning. I love making lessons that include creativity and embrace the various modalities of learning.
Bachelor's Degree - Magna Cum Laude & Masters Degree - Summa Cum Laude
I have my Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies, as well as my master's degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on teaching through the arts.
I love creating and designing in my spare time. My other hobbies here on TPT are creating fonts and freebies for my followers. I hope you enjoy using my resources and thank you for visiting my little shop! :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Employment, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community