It has been a PIGARRIFIC 18 years! ALL in 3rd grade.
"Hands-On" Teaching I try to Incorporate as many skills as possible into EVERY lesson I teach! I feel kids must be taught in a way that is Developmentally Appropriate for their age. Lessons must be FUN, ENGAGING, and DIFFERENTIATED!
1999 TEACHER OF THE YEAR Featured in TpT Newsletter November 1,2015 with my Dinosaur Logical Thinking Resource.
My degree is an Early Childhood Education.I have a Master in Curriculum and Instruction. However, I have been teaching since I was in 1st grade, even though I did not obtain my degree until 1998.(LOL) I love teaching and could never imagine myself doing anything else. OINK!
I teach 3rd grade and love teaching! I have to make learning fun and meaningful for my students. I incorporate as many skills as possible into each activity I do each day. I feel skills must be taught and tied into everyday life. As you can tell, I am a Pig lover! My classroom is full of pigs and my students and I "OINK" a lot! My class and I LOVE our class mascot Baby Cheddar! When I say OINK, it's just my little idiosyncrasy of saying GREAT JOB, "THANK YOU, or WELL DONE! OINK!The BEST of anything is " PIGARRIFIC" in my world!
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