I taught both regular and TAG 3rd Grade for 22 years, ESL PK-5th for 6 years, and was a Title I Reading and Math Interventionist for 3rd-5th for 4 years. I am recently retired and love creating resources for TpT.
I provided instruction with fun and laughter in an organized, well-managed environment. I love words and word play. Games and songs were always a regular part of my lesson plans.
I have been a Teacher of the Week, Teacher of the Month, Teacher of the Quarter, Educator of the Year, and less officially…A Favorite Teacher of All Time.
I hold a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and an M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State University. I have additional certifications in English as a Second Language and Special Education.
I consider myself an expert on 3rd graders and horses. I've ridden hunter, jumper, eventing, and dressage horses most of my life. I am still happily married to Tom after 38 years. We have one daughter, Erin, who is a graphic designer and photographer.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Arabic, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community