I taught special education PreK-8th grade for six years and general education 4th grade for five years. I also served as chair of the academically talented committee. I'm now a stay at home mom of four little blessings and just started homeschooling!
I believe learning should be something students are excited about. The best learning is when students don't know they are learning because they are having too much fun! I love to use multi-sensory, hands-on activities with manipulatives. I strive to create products that will motivate students to learn through engaging activities.
One time when I was teaching a unit on chemical reactions to my fourth grade class, I accidentally lit the floor on fire! My cheeks were bright red as I quickly stomped out the flames with my dress shoes. The kids, of course, thought this was the greatest thing that could have happened and to my surprise the parents just offered to buy me a fire extinguisher! I learned that teaching often involves taking risks and being flexible. It won't always go according to plan but sometimes the best teaching takes place in the mishaps, for we learned a great deal about safety precautions that day! This also became a shining teacher moment for me because I learned that my students' parents loved my teaching style and trusted me despite the mishaps!
I have a Bachelor's degree in Special Education: Cognitive Abilities K-12 and Elementary Education K-8 as well as a Masters degree in Special Education: Learning Disabilities K-12.
I love creating a wide variety of resources. My store contains primarily K-5 resources that span from special education to academically talented with a little clipart sprinkled in :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Business, Statistics, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics