Hey y'all! Welcome to my little corner of TpT! I am a veteran teacher with 22 years teaching experience. I started my career in 5th grade and worked my way all the way down to kindergarten where I remained for a decade! So the breakdown went something like this: 5th grade- 4 1/2 years 4th grade- 2 years 3rd grade- 2 years 2nd grade- 2 years 1st grade- 1 year Kindergarten- 10 1/2 years I did two looping years- one from 3rd to 4th and one from 2nd to 3rd. I highly recommend looping if you ever have the opportunity! Your rules, procedures, classroom community, and relationships with families are already in place. The kiddos know your expectations and you know exactly where they are academically and where they need to go. While everyone else in the building is practicing lining up, your class will be off to the races!! Anyway, I digress! My last year in the classroom was back in second grade. You will see tons of stuff for kindergarten and second grade in my TpT shop because those are my most recent experiences. In the meantime, I've moved into the role of media specialist...and I am lovin' it! You can look forward to materials for the media center in terms of decor and most importantly in terms of research for all ages. As for me personally, I have 3 sons - let's call them Big, Middle, and Little- and a fabulous husband of almost 15 years. I L.O.V.E. the beach and a good book, Starbucks (not the coffee...the frufru drinks), regular old coffee with cream and sugar, singing, and gardening. I am trying to convince myself that I love running, too. ;) I hope you'll come back to my store often to see what I have to offer! Please consider following my blog, my TpT store, my Instagram, and my Facebook. All of the links are on my homepage of my blog www.storybookendingsinsecond.blogspot.com. Happy teaching!
I believe in differentiated small group learning with a focus on hands-on, interactive activities and learning opportunities.
Teacher of the Year Nominee
I have a BA in Elementary Education from Clemson University which allows me to teach Pre-K through 8th grade. I also have a Masters in Media from the University of West Georgia.
I am happily married and have 2 elementary school-aged boys and 1 middle schooler that keep me on my toes!
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Library Sciences, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer