I've been teaching first grade for 18 years. I've taught pre-school and fifth graders before finding my home in Grade One!
My teaching style changes with each group of amazing students. I love when my students can be hands on to explore and discover. I also love to use technology in my lessons. I find that in this day and age, kids relate to the "big screen" and often use this for an attendtion grabber! I am always a student and always looking for ways to become a better teacher!
In addition to teaching I am honored to be the First Grade Facilitator for our school district. I work with amazing first grade teachers who give their heart to their students everyday! I am blessed to work and collaborate with such smart teachers. I feel rewarded everyday working with first graders and their families!
Bachelor - K-8 Education. Minor in Psychology. I also have a degree in Medical Assistance which I never use anymore!
I am a mother to 5 wonderful children + one son-in-law! We were blessed with twin boys when our daughter was 17 months old so we have a house full of laughter. They are my sunshine. My husband is also a teacher and coach. I love to read, create, and teach!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Other (Science), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics, Classroom Community