I taught full time for a total of 8 years in fifth and sixth grades with experience as a parapro and substitute in all elementary and middle grades before that. I also taught in my church preschool class for almost ten years. My love of teaching started out when I was a little girl in a large family. I was always the teacher, teaching my younger siblings everything I had learned at school! I'm now homeschooling my 4th, 2nd, and kindergarten children and getting the experience of a lifetime.
I try to make everything relevant, student-centered, creative and fun!
One of my shining teacher moments was when a parent told me her daughter did a complete 180 and from hating school, she ended up absolutely loving 5th grade!
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Gifted Certified
After many years of teaching other children, I am grateful to be able to stay at home with my own children and encourage a love of learning in them. Homeschooling three different ages is definitely quite different than being in a classroom with children in the same grade.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics