I have taught 5 years in first grade and 5 years in fourth grade. I have also been a substitute teacher for grades K-8 and worked on various curriculum committees over the past decade. I am very familiar with Common Core Standards and with the challenges of keeping track of them all!
It is important to me to keep my students engaged in their own learning and to keep them excited about learning! On way I try to do this is utilizing technology in as many lessons as I can! This year I will be piloting 1:1 computing in my classroom. You can visit my blog at http://gigglesgaspsgoogleapps.blogspot.com/ to learn what I'm using in the classroom...as well as some personal stories from my life as a Teacher Mom! :)
I've been nominated by my peers as a Shining Star and was voted Teacher of the Month in March. These awards are a testament to the awesome team I work with and the support we give one another as we adapt to the constant changes in the world of education!
I received my BA in Elementary Education through Western Illinois University and my MA in Leadership and Administration through Concordia University.
I am a proud mama of two beautiful girls. I love shopping on TpT because I find awesome lessons that I can use rather than spending the time to create my own...which gives me more time to spend with family! I hope the products in my store can do the same for you!