I have taught full time for a total of 8 years in fifth and sixth grades with experience as a paraprofessional and substitute in all elementary and middle grades before that. I taught our church preschool class for over seven years. My love of teaching started out when I was a young girl in a large family. I was always the teacher, teaching my younger siblings everything I had learned at school!
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! That made my day and my year!
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 teach them until they're school age. I love coming up with new and fun things for them to do at home. : )
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), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics