I have been a kindergarten teacher ever since I began my career as an educator in 2006. I adore everything about teaching the little half-pints and am always looking for new ways to spark their interests. Last school year, I chose to hop up to 6th grade and am so excited to continue honing my teaching for the "big" kids!
I love to teach (and learn) through play. When we learn through the context of play/games, our anxiety levels come down, our attention spikes, and it’s just plain fun! (Woohoo!)
Personal Honors: World’s Greatest Uncle, 2009 – Present. Professional Honors: My biggest honor as a teacher is simply to see my students’ faces light up each day when they inspect the agenda items on the white board. Professional Honors (part 2): 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, Fremont Unified School District
I have a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing and in explaining the difference between the words "further" & "farther").
I absolutely have the best job in the world. Outside of teaching, I love art, reading, and traveling!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Vocal Music, Physical Education, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community