I have 31 years of teaching experience,primarily in grades 3 & 4. I am a former K-5 science coach and a member of my Building Leadership Team.
Creating an inviting, safe classroom comes first. I make every attempt to get to know my students on a personal level as well as academic level so I know how to spark their interest. My teaching style could be described as the facilitator of research-based activities and lessons which make students think. I encourage my students to collaborate and problem solve. I am also a firm believer in teaching procedures (for everything!) in the beginning of the year and letting students relish their independence.
Master Teacher; Best Practices Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-8; Masters Degree in Education/School Counseling
I am a wife, mother of three children, mother-in-law and grandmother. I have taught in the same elementary building for the last 29 years! As a classroom teacher, I am so thankful for TpT. It is a wonderful resource for busy teachers who have so much to do. I enjoy creating quality products for my students to use and then making these items available at reasonable prices for other teachers and their students. My daughter,16,sings with a local community children's choir and I am currently saving my TpT profits (to supplement her savings from lifeguarding) to send her on a choir tour to England & Ireland in 2018. So, I am thankful for every purchase from my store.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Physics, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading