I just started my tenth year of teaching. I taught second grade for nine years and this year I am teaching third! I love teaching and almost everything that comes with it! I started creating my own supplemental materials my first year teaching when I realized the district adopted curriculum didn't cut it!
My teaching style incorporates multiple learning styles and student collaboration. I love to incorporate art and physical activity whenever possible! For math, many of my lessons are based on Megan Franke's (of UCLA) research on how students learn math. The idea that students come to school with their own math knowledge and background helps me to meet my students needs better and respect them as mathematicians and valued contributors to our learning environment.
I am a UCI Writing Project fellow and a Cotsen Art of Teaching Fellow. I was very honored to be named teacher of the year at my school in 2012. I have written and received multiple grants for my classroom.
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I love reading, spending time with my husband and our two dogs, and getting exercise however I can!
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value