I am a fifth grade teacher in North Georgia going into my eighth year of teaching. I started in fifth, did a year stint in fourth, looped with my fourth graders to fifth, and have been in fifth ever since! I taught all subjects for six years, and last year my school moved to departmentalization and I taught Social Studies all day! While I love teaching Social Studies, I found there was a LOT to be desired in terms of resources.
While I think there is importance in lecture and notes, I try to provide engaging approaches to Social Studies through vocabulary matching, time lines, class games, and other hands-on approaches (as hands-on as Social Studies can be in fifth grade!).
I feel I am a forever student! I received a B.S.Ed at Valdosta State University in Early Childhood Education. I received an M.Ed at Walden University in Elementary Mathematics. I graduated in December of 2013 with my Ed.S at Piedmont College in Curriculum and Instruction. I aspire to get my Doctorate through the University of Georgia... but I need some time off before I follow through with it. :)