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!
You will find in my products lots of "Hands-On" Teaching. I TRY to integrate as many skills as possible into every lesson I teach and create. I feel kids must be taught in a way that is Developmentally Appropriate, Engaging, fun, and Differentiated.
1999 TEACHER OF THE YEAR Featured in TpT Newsletter November 1,2015 with my Dinosaur Logical Thinking Resource. Featured in TpT Newsletter January 29, 2017 with my Math Pattern Sort Freebie.
My degree is an Early Childhood Education where I graduated with honors as a nontraditional student. I have a Master in Curriculum and Instruction that I received with my daughter who encouraged me to do it with her. I love teaching and could never imagine myself doing anything else. OINK!
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,a stuffed pig named Baby Cheddar! When I say OINK, it's just my little idiosyncrasy of saying "GREAT JOB", "THANK YOU", or "WELL DONE"! OINKTASTIC and PIGARRIFIC!
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