I have been teaching for 18 years. I have taught Kindergarten, First and Second grade.
I love trying new things. I use the workshop model for Reading and Writing. I love Daily 5! I am experimenting this year with "Guided" math groups.
Our school won a national Blue Ribbon Award in 2011.
I have my Bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and my Master's from Indiana University Northwest.
I try to make things to go with whatever it is I am teaching at the time. My classroom has a space theme. I just recently changed my brand name from Second Grade is Out of This World to Primary Planet to broaden the range of my resources.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community