I'm a passionate fourth grade teacher who loves my job! I taught first grade before switching up. I am always looking for authentic learning, innovative teaching, and avenues for bringing fun to my classroom. I haven't always been a teacher, though. I was a graphic designer before deciding to go back to school when my girls were little. I have my bachelor's degree in education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and my Masters in education from St. Mary's University in Winona.
Work hard, have fun, laugh often and make some mistakes along the way! I absolutely love to think outside the box and bring new experiences to my students.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Augsburg.
Undergraduate from Augsburg College, MN Masters from St. Mary's University
Living life creatively, parenting with laughter and love, and teaching like my pants are on fire. I love to create lessons and activities, believe passionately in math and science, and just can't seem to get enough reading! Come and check out my blog at http://peacocksandpenguins.blogspot.com/ and my facebook page at facebook.com/peacocksandpenguins.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text