Welcome friends! I have been in education for many years teaching in both elementary and special education. I also taught for 5 years in Japan. I currently am a Reading Specialist.
I love to think of creative ways for my students to learn. I try to inspire creativity and a love of learning in my students.
I love to write grants for my classroom. My biggest grant was receiving a SMART Board from the SMARTer Kids Foundation. To receive this grant I conducted a research study to show how a SMARTBoard motivates students in math. I also received 2 classroom grants from Honeywell as well as 13 technology grants from my school district. However, the biggest honors and awards I receive are from the feedback from my students.
Southern Illinois University- MS in education
I am married with 4 children and a dog named Sushi! He is named after our time spent in Japan. We would love to go back and live in Japan someday.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Phonics