I began my childcare career by working in a daycare for 3 years with 2-4 year olds. I went to college for Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. I received my masters for Elementary Education and student taught in Kindergarten & 5th grade. I received my first job as a Title I (K-2) reading instructor. Now I taught 2nd grade for 2 years. Now I am really excited to be "looping up" with my second graders to teach them in 3rd grade! It is my 3nd year as technology teacher where I help other staff learn new ways to incorporate technology into their lessons. My newest adventure is creating online curriculum for a virtual academy. I am really enjoying this new career path!
I have a pretty laid back teaching style. I absolutely love to do hands-on activities with my kids and I only use worksheets when I find true benefits to them. My favorite activities or things to create are ones where students are asked to read, rather than just skill drilling. I like to make a lot of my online TPT items so students are able to do it in a word work station independently (i.e. Pronoun chart) or as a part of a whole group lesson (i.e. like my animal classification note-taking sheet).
-Master’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Elementary Education -Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 -August winner for the Making a Difference award
-Purdue University (Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences) -Marian University (Master's in Elementary Education)
Thank you for visiting my site! Please let me know if there is anything you'd like to see me create. I'd be more than happy to do that for you. Please visit my blog for more ideas: livelaughlearnandteach.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics