I have taught kindergarten, third, fifth, and sixth grades. This year I am taking some time off as my husband and I await becoming adoptive parents. As I wait to hold that little one, I am creating lessons to stay sane and up-to-date. I've taught all subjects, and most recently was a 5th & 6th math, science, and PE/Health teacher. I also teach elementary Religious Ed and a high school confirmation class in our Parish. I love teaching!
Keeping things fresh and fun is the best way to get it done in my classroom. I use a lot of hands-on work, incorporate art into anything I can, and try to get my children to enjoy everything they do (wouldn't that be nice?!). We sing and we draw and we ask lots of questions. There are many ways to learn, and it is my goal to teach to all of them. This is the best job in the world!
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I studied English for a bit at Shenandoah University then switched gears. After a few years off I continued my studies at East Carolina University where I got my BS in Elementary Education. I'll always be a Pirate!
I moved with my husband to Idaho from the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Little did I know how much I could adore the mountains and the river. I never imagined I could survive so far from the ocean. I love to ski, camp, hike, and fish. Gardening makes me calm and baking makes me smile. There's nothing like sunshine on your back and dirt in your fingernails, or dancing around the kitchen to my favorite music (Jack Johnson or Foster the People, anyone?) baking up a storm. If I could just find someone else to do the dishes life would be perfect...
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, Decimals