I have enjoyed teaching for the last 42 years and am now enjoying retirement. I have taught mostly in second grade, but have taught grades 3-6, as well as finishing my career teaching 7-8th grade reading.
Over the years, I loved team-teaching in reading, science, & social studies. Learning centers were always integrated into my classroom as well as art & literature. I love creating Power point lessons, Smartboard lessons, and Kagan Cooperative Learning Activities. Helping and sharing ideas with a younger teacher led me to revisiting lessons I created. In doing so, I was encouraged to share them with a wider audience. This certainly has kept me involved with learning. What better way to share than on TPT!
National Board Certified Teacher; Teacher of the Year - Cape Coral, FL; Golden Apple Finalist & Teacher of Distinction
Bachelor of Science - Michigan State University Masters Degree in Reading - Michigan State University
My Reading Bud is my best friend and colleague, Helen Thompson. As 'The Reading Buddies' (but that name was already taken on TPT), we co-authored and published a teacher's resource book on how to incorporate literature circles: "Literature Circles: A Ready...Set...Teach Literature Circle Program for All Content Areas Grades 6 - 12". Check it out...it is at our store: Sandy Rudolph and Her Reading Bud.