I'm a California Credentialed Teacher; K~8 and have taught for more than twelve years. I have two vivacious and creative daughters.
As a teacher, I love to search for ways in which to engage higher learning and to make learning fun and memorable. My love of drawing and thoughtful lesson planning has blossomed into more than just a job to do. It has become all the playfulness, whimsy and delight in learning all rolled up into the projects that I plan for my little eager pupils.
My shining teacher moments are always when the children smile with confidence after learning something new; having an "A ~ Ha" moment and they take that ball and run with it. :)
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University & a California Credential Multiple-Subject at University of Notre Dame de Namur.
I grew up with hobbies & involvement in art, design, dance, drama, gymnastics, cheerleading & girl scouts. In addition to teaching FDK, you can find me discovering more adventurous books with the kinders in my after school Kinder Book Club. Finally more of my adventures bubble up as I experiment with them in my after school Mad Science Lab.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects