After teaching for thirty-five years at the Grades K – 3 level, including literacy mentor, I am happily retired but still energetic. In addition to teaching, I am a published author with Scholastic Canada. (Perhaps you know some of my picture and beginning chapter books. Here are just a few: "Farmer Joe’s Hot Day", "How to Tame a Bully", "We’re All Friends Here", "How to Get Awesome"). Through Curriculum Plus, I also authored the writing resource, "Thoughts in My Pocket: Developing the Reading-Writing Connection in Grade 3". I've also written several free downloadable guided reading lessons.
Learning should be fun, engaging and challenging!
Teaching Award: New Ways to Teach Book Nominations: OLA Blue Spruce Award Hackmatack Award Rainforest of Reading Award, Commended by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for many of my books.
Associate of Education Bachelor of Education Master of Elementary Education
You can check out some of my children's books at this website: http://scholastic.ca/books/view/how-to-tame-a-bully. Follow me on Facebook!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Canadian History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community