11 years teaching 4th grade. 10+ years volunteering at my elementary school when I was in Jr. High and High School (we'd be on break while the elementary school was in session), a few years subbing for various school districts in the area.
Lots of hands on instruction, "I do, we do, you do", small group activities, games
Current 4th Grade Level Chairperson. Past Member of the Math Leadership team at the school I work at. Technology leader for the 4th grade at the school I work at. Technology "go to" person for the other 4th grade teachers.
A.A. in Pre-School Teacher Training from Southwestern Community College in San Diego B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University
Growing up a Navy brat, I moved all over the place, though I don't remember any of the stations my dad was at except the last one, San Diego. I went to school in San Diego, from Kinder all the way to getting my A.A. from Southwestern Community College. I didn't get my teaching degree until I moved to Arizona. Graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2005 ((Go Lumberjacks!!)), I began working at the local Intermediate school in August of 2005 and have been at the same school, teaching the same grade ((4th)) ever since. My school recently got a technology grant which was used to purchase tablets for the students, and laptops for the teachers. With the purchase of the laptop, so came the ability for me to create better task cards more quickly than what I could do before ((hence the fast expansion of my TpT store))
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Easter, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics