I am a second grade teacher in TN! I adore second graders! They are independent enough to do things, but still young enough to be excited about everything we do! I've been teaching for 18 years! I can't believe how fast it has gone by!
A smart administrator once told me at a an interview..... A good teacher is not the star on the stage, but a guide on the side. That's me.... I don't lecture or talk a lot to the whole class. I like to let my kids be active learners. We love reading novels and doing math tasks. We work lots and lots in groups and the arrangement of our desk changes all the time. It's a standing joke with the kids each morning. Task #1 - find where my desk is today!
Teaching keeps me very busy, but I also work as a TN Common Core Coach. I have really enjoyed learning from all of the amazing teachers all over the state and enjoy teaching teachers in my spare time. Teaching teachers is exactly like teaching kids.... they sure love to talk and a piece of candy makes them smile!
I attended Slippery Rock University a very, very, very long long time ago!
I am the mom to two great boys that are 21 and 14, don't forget kid #3... my husband! They keep me really busy. I am also the mom to two furry cats that are my babies and our newest addition a sweet rescue dog named Peanut!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community