I teach 2nd grade in a very rural part of Montana. I have taught all grades K-12 in one form or another over the past 11 years. Subjects have been full self-contained classrooms, art, yearbook, English, math, credit recovery, and technology.
I like to encourage my kids to be creative and comfortable. We set goals, we cheer each other on, and we try to make our day as enjoyable as possible. I like to foster independence in my students by giving them choices, the chance to find solutions to their problems with guidance, and the confidence they need to be their best possible selves.
Dean's list in college. A teacher scholarship for 2 free classes at the Academy of Art.
BS. Education with a K-12 Art Minor
I am a mother of two, wife, teacher, and artist. I love having a Sunday to "just create". Colors and designs make me happy. When I am not mixing up papers, paints, or playing on my computer, I am mixing up essential oils and potions for a greener, cleaner home.
I've been finding time or yearning for it in one form or another for as long as I can remember.
I must admit, when I get an idea I become obsessed :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Education, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics, Close Reading