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 Bloomington, Indiana with my incredible husband. I love being crafty, gardening, and baking!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, 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, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics