I've taught for over thirty years in elementary grades. My first ten years was first through third. I obtained my masters in ESL Education from TCU and became the ESL Specialist at our school. I was later Instructional Specialist for five years and taught RTI intervention. My experience in helping students who speak another language and RTI Interventionist has lead me on a journey to make products for children. I am currently teaching second grade and love sharing my products with my students as I teach important concepts. I have joined by love for photography to teach concepts students will enjoy and learn.
I believe in making connections with students so they have meaningful experiences to increase schema and view of the world. I combined my love of photography to teach children through the power of a photograph. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel all over the world and love to share the beauty of each place with students. Many of my products about other countries come from our travels as a family. I believe each child has the ability to learn and grow. I have added critical thinking questions in my products because the power of a question stimulates reasoning skills students can carry with them as they grow as a learner. The integration of science, technology, engineering. mathematics and social studies allows children to see connections so they can apply concepts with a deeper understanding.
Masters in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University VIP award at our district. Photography displayed on CNN travel page. I received Art and Seek photo contest twice.
Bachelors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock Masters from Texas Christian University
You can find my ebooks on Barnes and Noble Nook and Amazon.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Music, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Statistics, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Informational Text