I am a first grade classroom teacher. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked in the environmental education field for eight years at Global Explorers (a non-profit in Colorado) dedicated to environmental education, service-learning and leadership! I have traveled with middle/high school students to amazing places such as the Amazon Rainforest, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Canadian Arctic and Tanzania!
If you are not laughing, you are not learning! I try to make learning fun, engaging and purposeful!
I slept in an igloo at -50 degrees F in Churchill, Manitoba-The Polar Bear Capital of the World!
After nine years, I went back to school and earned my Masters in Education and teaching licensure in Colorado. After working outdoors with kids, my dream of teaching in the classroom came true! I wanted to take all the experiences I had traveling around the world and share my passion for environmental and multicultural education with my students. I LOVE being a teacher.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text