I have been a part of the educational world since 1993, with 16 years of full time teaching experience in the 2nd and 3rd grades.
I am currently enjoying my life in 3rd grade! I love all things curriculum and classroom design. I believe that learning is "messy", and that the real learning takes place during the process! Hands-on, student-led, and energy-filled is how we do it in our classroom!
I have been chosen for an Excellence in Teaching Award, and Pride of Sky View Award. I have written and been awarded several grants for programs I've used in my classroom. I have been featured in new teacher training videos for my district.
I have a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A.E. in Elementary Education.
I have 2 great kids, one son and one daughter, 2 dogs, 2 desert tortoises, and 1 really awesome husband!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Geography, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Word Problems, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text