I am in my 7th year of teaching! I am currently teaching 2nd grade (my favorite grade) in Indiana. I've spent 6 of my 7 years in primary, where I've taught a 1/2 split and 2nd grade. I spent one year teaching 6th grade. I graduated from Asbury University in Kentucky with a degree in Elementary Education.
I love to keep my classroom interactive and upbeat. My students are challenged to think critically and justify their thinking. I also strive to make my classroom a second "home" for my students by creating an atmosphere of respect, love, and kindness. Work Hard. Be Kind.
I've received a personal, handwritten award from a student that says, "Best 2nd Grade Teacher Ever." :)
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana with my incredible husband and our sweet baby girl. I love being crafty, gardening, and baking!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Special Education, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Employment, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics