I started my teaching adventure by completing a year long student teaching internship during my senior year of college. After graduating that program, I was hired on at the school I student taught at. Ever since, I've spent years in both 2nd and 3rd grades...and I couldn't be happier! :)
My teaching style involves a lot of FUN! Having fun in the classroom is the easiest and most enjoyable way for my students to learn. I've embraced a workshop framework of teaching for reading, writing, and math. As a class we not only learn through mini-lessons but also through fun and interactive games, technology, and independent practice across content areas!
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I grew up in a small, rural community in central Illinois. After graduating high school there, I went on to attend Illinois State University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Other, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Forensics, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics