I've taught third grade in Indiana for nine years, but also have experience in second grade and fourth grade. Third grade is definitely my favorite! I am passionate about literacy, but I love creating hands-on math lessons too. I strive to inspire my students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Working with students when the light bulb goes off is so much fun!
I prefer a guided reading and writing approach to literacy instruction, combined with individualized word study and differentiated centers. I also use interactive lessons and centers in math workshop. I truly believe that students learn best when they are actively involved in their learning and we set lots of goals in our room to keep everyone moving forward. It's a good day when we learn from each other!
During the last presidential election, one of my students campaigned for me to be president instead. I kept the picture he made of me in the White House as proof. That's a pretty big honor. ;)
I am a proud 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I majored in elementary education and minored in counseling psychology. Since then, I've completed my master's degree and earned my All-Grades Reading Specialist License through Ball State too.
I use all of these items in our classroom, so I hope they work for you too. If you have any questions or want further explanation of a particular product, please don't hesitate to ask. I want you to love them as much as I do! I'm happy to help. =)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Classroom Community