I taught preschool for 5 years, elementary school for 7 years, and was employed as a district administrator for gifted and talented education for 2 years. I designed educational materials for a well known school supply catalog for 2 years. I am currently a homeschooling mom of 3 children. I personally organize a monthly book club for students ages 4-13 and many other group activities including entrepreneur day and field trips.
I like to provide students with engaging, meaningful lessons and activities that are hands-on.
I have had many exciting 'teachable' moments...one that sparkles in my memory is a recent encounter with a student in my book club. His mother shared that he didn't enjoy reading until he started coming to the monthly book club meetings. For one particular book on the Titanic he got so excited that he made a realistic model of the Titanic from recycled boxes, tape and paint. He asked to present it at our meeting. I felt so proud that not only could I give him the venue to share his work but I could also inspire his delight in reading!
Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
I have a website called Hands On Learning 4 All which displays the many activities I do with my children. http://www.handsonlearning4all.com, http://www.facebook.com/handsonlearning4all
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Literature, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Engineering, Phonics