I have wanted to be a teacher since I could talk! I've taught every grade at some point in my career and love them all in their own way, but I am particularly fond of elementary education and gifted and talented education. It is amazing to come to work every day and help these little ones grow!
I do a lot of hands-on activities with my students to really get them involved and excited about learning. I focus on higher order thinking in my classroom and really push my students to learn something new. I also provide materials to other classroom teachers to aid them in teaching their gifted learners.
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I have two children, one in elementary and one in middle school. They are the absolute light of my life! I have a very loving and supportive husband that I simply couldn't live without. :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading