We are Fritzi and Shauna. We have worked together Shauna's entire life! We have to admit that years 14-16 were trying! Yup, we are a mother and daughter that have decided to give Teachers Pay Teachers a go. Fritzi is retired and lives in Arizona full time. Always ready for a new challenge, throughout her 35 year career she taught a variety of grade levels (K-8), all ability levels, and most subject areas. Shauna currently lives in Montana with her husband and three little girls. She has eleven years of teaching experience spanning from third grade through eighth grade. Her first year of teaching was in Nishinomiya, Japan. Next year she will be taking on a third/fourth grade combination class in another district. She is very excited about this new opportunity.
I can’t help but repeat the enlightened words of Confucius, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” I am sure, as a teacher, you have heard those words more than once. However, despite the repeated use of such a sentiment, its wisdom is one that I revisit time and time again as I plan learning experiences for my students. I strive to provide multiple opportunities for students to “do”, whether that is through hands on play, or reading, writing and math workshops. While learning this way can be messy and unpredictable it almost always leads to deeper understanding.
Fritzi earned the Crystal Apple Award in 2004 and the Unsung Hero Award in a year or two before that. Shauna won the Washington State University Children's Book Award in 2003 for writing and illustrating a children's book.
We both earned our Bachelor of Education degrees from Washington State University and Masters degrees from University of Phoenix.
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English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Valentine's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering, Phonics, Classroom Community