2017-2018 will be my 11th year of teaching. Taught 2nd grade for 4 years and will be teaching 3rd grade for the 7th year.
I strive to make my students feel safe, important, and loved so that their curiosity can take off and drive their learning. I use the Class Dojo management system and try to reward/acknowledge good choices and behaviors as much as possible instead of getting bogged down in negative behaviors.
Named Campus "Teacher of the Year" 2013-2014. Named District "Super Teacher" for being a 21st century educator, April 2013
BA in Music from Hunter College, CUNY Teaching certification from Texas A&M-Commerce
Married in 2008, I am Mom to 2 precious boys! One is finishing up his Kindergarten year, and the other will be 3 in December 2017. I have performed in musicals since high school, and continue to do so during summers, but I've been mostly on hiatus since having my boys. In addition to singing and acting, I love blogging, Pinterest-surfing, Instagram-ing, reading (mostly fiction), and watching t.v. And of course creating fun new activities for my 3rd graders! Follow me on Twitter: @mrscockrelltx
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Place Value, Handwriting