I am currently an adjunct professor teaching preservice elementary educators. I spent eight years teaching in 2nd grade. I have previously taught Kindergarten for one year and 1st grade for four years. Second grade has my heart! I love teaching with technology. I am a Google Certified educator, a Class Dojo mentor, and a Seesaw ambassador. I am also a model literacy teacher for my school district.
My style is always evolving. I love using games to teach and reinforce concepts. I fully believe that learning should be fun! I love using technology in my lessons to enhance the content and to modify the content and products.
Teacher of the Year 2011-2012 B97.5 Teacher of the Month for November (2012) Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 Google Certified Educator (Level II)
I have a Bachelor's in Child Development and Learning from Maryville College and Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee. I also have an Ed.S degree from Carson Newman in Educational Leadership.
Check out my blog at http://swimmingintosecond.com for more ideas and resources.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Music, Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community