I have taught third grade and preschool, but my true passion is for first. I have been in first-grade for nine years now and have no plans to ever leave it! First grade is my home.
I love making my lessons as fun and interactive as possible. I make as many games as possible to reinforce skills. I would take games over worksheets any day!
I have been honored to have taught HUNDREDS of children! Every smile, every "a-ha" moment is an award. I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2005 with degree in Elementary Ed.
I have three daughters on my own. They have helped me to be a better teacher. I understand children more because of them. They have been some of my best teachers!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, American Sign Language, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics