For a combined total of 10 years, I taught grades Pre-K thru 3rd, and I loved every minute of it! My husband and I have 4 lovely children of our own, and now (year 11) I am homeschooling our two oldest children while working as a Support Specialist for staff at a local school.
I believe in making things SIMPLE. Teachers, moms, dads, EVERYBODY has too much going in their lives these days. You should spend more time enjoying the company of your friends and family and LESS time worrying about what you should copy tonight for your students tomorrow. Therefore, everything I create has simplicity in mind to make planning easier for you. I believe in meeting students where they are at, so I also try to design my teaching tools with multiple levels. This way, it's easier for the busy classroom teacher to differentiate, and easier on the busy homeschool mom with lots of kids!
I was privileged serve as a CORE Planning Team Member to plan and develop the vision, mission, and opening elements of a brand new elementary school (which later became Mammoth Heights Elementary) in Parker, Colorado. I was also later nominated for the Apple Award in Douglas County School District in Colorado.
I received my M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2006 and my B.S. in Human Development and Family Science (with a specialization in Early Childhood Education) from The Ohio State University in 2004.
I love spending time with God, my family, and my friends, as well as bake & decorate cakes, snowboard, hike, longboard, wakeboard, run, and knit. MY LOGO WAS CREATED BY USING CLIPART AND FONTS FROM THE FOLLOWING TALENTED TPT SELLERS: Creative Clips - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden Cara Carroll - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Cara-Carroll
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Science, Arts & Music, Religion, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Place Value, For All Subjects, Phonics