Over the course of the last 9 years, I have taught 3rd and 4th grade in a rural school outside of Buffalo, New York. Out of those years, I have co-taught with some amazing special education teachers, and had some of the best students I could ever ask for. I am extremely proud of my kiddos and everything they have accomplished. I only hope the rest of my career is as amazing as the last 9 years. This year, I was asked to be a Technology Integration Specialist, so I am finally putting my Master's Degree to work! Please check out and follow my Blog at, www.edtech101.org
On a daily basis, you will find my class finding and discovering information, whether it be through researching or through small projects where students are investigating the material of a lesson. You will also find my kids listening to music. A couple of times a week, we listen to songs to discover meaning, analyze text, learn about metaphor, similes, theme and main idea. The kids love the music and so do I! Many of the products I have here include music and close reading these texts.
I have been asked to present at multiple technology conferences throughout the last few years. Multiple topics have been presented to teachers, including: Apple Classrooms, Teacher Web Sites, and Publishing Books in the Classroom, just to name a few.
I attended Buffalo State College for my Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Education, as well as receiving my Master's Degree in Educational Technology. Technology is a strong passion of mine and most of my lessons are rooted to technology in some way, helping to ensure that my students are ready for the technological world that awaits them.
I am a writer and some of my best lessons and units have been developed around stories; stories I have written for my kids. I have extreme joy in writing these stories and having the kids read them. This allows my kids to see the importance of writing, while also showing them what to strive for. Many of the lessons here will be based on those stories I have used within my classroom.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History