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, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, 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