I have been an elementary teacher for 28 years! I am currently teaching in a primary multiage classroom that includes first through third grade students. I have been teaching in a multiage classroom for 21 years and I love it! I also taught 2nd grade and I was a Title 1 reading teacher.
I have a strong background in reading. I strive to shape classroom and instruction materials to help students develop valuable thinking skills and encourage a deeper understanding of concepts within and across subject areas. I like project based learning activities where students are exposed to multiage and differention teaching approaches.
My awards have been the many children that I have had the honor of teaching. The awards come in little shapes and sizes and remind me daily why I am in this profession.
Winona State University- Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education Reading Teaching License UW-Stevens Point- Master's Degree in Education
I live In a small town in northern Wisconsin. I have a great husband and three wonderful grown kids. They still keep us busy and I love it. When I am not hanging out with them, I enjoy reading, bicycling, running, eating, cooking and of course shopping. I enjoy creating teaching materials and sharing them with others.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community