This is my eighth year 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.
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
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 recently finished my Ed.S degree from Carson Newman.
Check out my blog at http://swimmingintosecond.com for more ideas and resources.
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, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, 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, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community