After 18 years teaching 3rd grade in the same school, I felt the need for a change. I was blessed with a position teaching Kindergarten in the same building as my daughter, a first grade teacher. Teaching has been a passion of mine since I started first grade. Little did I know then, when I was making by hand resources to play school, that I would one day be able to make quality resources for myself, daughter, friends, and teachers all around the world. What a dream come true! Thank you so much to each of you who purchase my resources.
You will find in my products lots of "Hands-On" Teaching. I try to integrate as many skills possible into every lesson I teach and create. Kids must be taught in a way that is Developmentally Appropriate,Engaging, Fun, and Differentiated. Students need to learn that mistakes are okay, not a failure, but lead to success if they do not give up.
1999 Teacher of the Year Featured in TpT Newsletter November 1,2015 Dinosaur Logical Thinking Resource. Featured in TpT Newsletter January 29, 2017 Math Pattern Sort Freebie. WBIR TV Educator of the Week SCUD Educator of the Month Magna Cum Laude Carson Newman Graduate
My degree is in Early Childhood Education. I graduated with honors as a nontraditional student. I have a Master in Curriculum and Instruction, that I graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors while teaching full time. My passion to teach began in my pretend school house,my parents built for me when I was in first grade. I love teaching and could never imagine myself doing anything else. OINK!
I am became a Pig Lover by accidentally making a snorting sound in High School, at lunch. Little did I know, what began as a joke, would become one of my biggest and most cherished collections. It was only fitting to make my classroom a Pig Theme room. My classroom if full of pigs and my students (PIGAROOS) and I "OINK" a lot! My Pigaroos and I love our class mascot, a stuffed pig named Baby Cheddar, long and meaningful story. Check it out on my blog or Facebook. When I say OINK, it's just my little idiosyncrasy of saying "GREAT JOB", "THANK YOU", or "WELL DONE"! My students and I have HOG WILD, OINKTASTIC and PIGARRIFIC Days in our Classroom. Thanks for visiting my Oink4PIGTALES store!
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