I have been teaching for over 20 years and still love it! Over the course of my career, I have taught several grade levels. I love the sense of humor children have, and I feel so grateful that I can spend every day with them!
I believe that children learn best when they are having fun. Lessons should never be monotonous; they need to be visually appealing, challenging, and motivating. My students can never predict which teaching tricks I have up my sleeve, and I like it that way. It keeps them engaged! Creativity and a sense of humor are integral parts of my teaching style. I also enjoy incorporating art and music into my lessons when possible.
Although I have received honors/awards from both my university and school district, my greatest honor is hearing former students (many of whom are now adults) tell me I made a difference in their lives or inspired them. Some have even returned to tell me they want to become (or have become) teachers because of me. I can't think of anything better!
I am constantly learning and growing as an educator. In addition to my own graduate and postgraduate studies, I am always looking for new professional development opportunities.
I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy creating them for TpT!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month