I have just embarked on a new journey in my teaching career. I recently retired from public school teaching after 21 years and I have accepted a job at an independent school!. In my 23 years of teaching, I have fun teaching both lower and upper elementary grades. While I was the 5th grade Science teacher, I was also a coach for our school's Science Olympiad team and several of my students earned medals in their competitions. I am very excited as I will be able to use any resources I deem viable and so I will be incorporating many of my TpT purchases and creations in my classroom again!
I use many different teaching techniques to reach my students. I like using cooperative learning strategies, hands-on activities, and student directed projects.
I was a member of the class of 2010 Mickelson Exxon Teachers Academy held in New York City. I was one of only 250 teachers selected from all fifty states to attend this Teacher Academy. It was an awesome week long learning experience!
I earned a BS degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 1977. My major was Physical Education and minors in Sports Training and History. I earned my Master's Degree in Education at Fayetteville State University in 2006.
I have been married for 40 years to a wonderful guy! We have lived all over; Kansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, and for the past 24 years in North Carolina. We have three wonderful children who have given us six wonderful grandkids!!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community