I have been teaching for 34 years. I currently teach 3rd grade Gifted and Talented and have taught kindergarten and 1st grade...then began to loop with 2nd and 3rd graders. I absolutely loved looping! It was so exciting to watch the growth in those little buggers over a two year period....and talk about getting attached! Those little people, their families and I became very close. We stopped looping a few years ago when we changed principals. I'm trying to talk my new principal into letting me team teach with a friend....we just want to knock out one of the walls!
I am a very hands on and creative teacher who hates to have paper everywhere! I guess that's why I keep working to make items that can be used year after year. I teach with the Daily 5 method and do lots of writing with my kiddos. We really like to 'talk, draw, and write'... The kids LOVE to hear stories about my life...they especially like to hear about the dirt hill! I also teach 3rd grade math to our 2nd graders...these kids never cease to amaze me!
The Carol McMullen Award for Early Childhood Education WIBC Teacher of the Month :)
Madison Consolidated High School 1981 Butler Unversity B.S. 1985 (Go Bulldogs!!!!) Indiana Wesleyan University MEd. 2003
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