I have 38 years of teaching experience in the upper elementary. 10 of those years were in 5th/6th grade settings. The last 28 years have been in a 4th grade self-contained.
I love using projects and centers to help students practice and hone skills they have learned in class.
2009 Univerity of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center Educator Honoree (student nominated) 2012 Teacher of the Year nominee for Southeast Iowa (student nominated)
~1970 Graduate of Waupun High School, Waupun, Wisconsin ~ 1974 Graduate of Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa with majors in Elementary Education and Physical Education
I live in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa with my wife, Lynn and cat, Oreo. As you can tell from my profile picture, I love to fish.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Place Value, Summer, End of Year, Phonics