I have taught elementary school for 14 years. Most of my experience has been with 5th grade in California, Tennessee and North Carolina. I use Kagan Learning Structures as much as possible to maximize student participation and to make learning real. I have just started really uploading and creating activities to share on Teachers Pay Teachers. Please let me know if you like a product, or if you would like it changed so you can better use it in your classroom.
Lecture, Modeling, Cooperative Learning, 21st Century, Peer partners, small group. I limit lecture to less than 20 minutes of direct instruction and prefer to use the student's multiple intelligence strengths to practice and reinforce learning.
Teacher of the Year 2009-2010 for CMCSS School District and Glenellen Elementary School. Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 for Sheep Harney Elementary School. Army wife for over 20 years... greatest honor is supporting my husband with every move and now my two sons have joined the Army.
San Diego State University Austin Peay State University University of Phoenix
I have taught 1st grade, 2nd, 2/3 combo, 3rd grade, and 5th in California, Tennessee, North Carolina and now STEM in New York. I am a military wife and now mother of two military infantry soldiers.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Word Problems, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, The New Year, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value