I am a retired teacher with more than 30 years of classroom experience. I have taught grades 1,2,3,4,5,6,& 8. I have also taught remedial reading, remedial math, and speech. The majority of my teaching has been in fifth grade classrooms.
I liked involving students in projects that required some research and presentation in front of class. I used Power Point quite often. Smart Boards came in just as I was retiring, but I used them when I got the chance. I kept up a web page to communicate with parents and provide a source of extra info and practice for students. I spent my evenings and weekends doing computer work for the school I worked at. I incorporated the use of technology into my classroom as much and as often as I could.
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I earned my teaching degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. I earned more than 85 graduate credits beyond my degree.
I have 3 children, 2 step children, and 13 grandchildren.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Writing, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Valentine's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators