Wow! Do I love teaching! This is my second year teaching and in the 3rd grade and I have to say I have the best job ever! This is such an important stage in a child's development not only academically, but also physically and mentally as well. Most people call this age the "transition" age and rightly so. The growth that is seen from the beginning of 3rd grade to the the end is so amazing, and that is what truly makes me love my job!
I love anything and Everything Disney, and I try to make my classroom as fun and creative as possible because of it! My kiddos are always given the opportunity to share and explore new things through technology and inquiry. Because I use Whole Brain Teaching in my classroom, my students are given their expectations from day one and that is the main reason why my classroom management style has been shared and modeled in lots of other classroom in my building. My students are always engaged in every bit of learning or teaching that is going on. Whether it be gestures, mirroring, teaching someone else, or responding to literature my students are never just "sitting there". I feel that students are at school to learn in a way that will be everlasting, so that it why I give my students every opportunity to be taught and teach others in a creative and innovative way.
I recently had a Donors Choose project funded! My classroom is so excited to get some new multicultural books!
IUPUI Class of 2008
When I am not teaching, you can find me: -Planning -Creating new lesson ides -Pinning -Playing Tennis -Dancing/Singing (I do this while I teach, too!) -Scrapbooking Playing boardgames with my Husband -Watching Disney Movies with my own kiddos -Planning our next trip to Disney World!