I have 2 wonderful children : Mandy 6th grade....Josh 4th grade. They have gone to my school since Kinder -- what a blessing that has been!! My husband is a football coach and PE teacher at a local high school. So we have our summer off together. <3
What you might not know about me.... I love to run and swim and scrapbook. I dedicate my runs to my amazing mom who passed away in 2007 to cancer. Not a day goes by when I don't think of her...
My life is filled with the joys of my family as well as a job that I absolutely adore!! I also feel blessed to be in the midst of such amazing teachers through these blogs. I love to share ideas and get excited for school to start each year just like the kids do. I was a junior national competitive swimmer for many years.
Since I'm a newbie -- please become a follower so we can collaborate together. :o) Happy teaching everyone!
What are you looking most forward to this year?... I am looking forward to applying many of these wonderful blog ideas into my classroom and incorporating new and fresh ideas into my teaching. After teaching as long as I have you HAVE to keep it fresh!
What do you need to improve?... We have had a new math program for a few years now and I changed grade levels last year so it's still new to me. I would like to get a better handle on it. I am strong in teaching reading and want to meet the diverse needs of my students better in math.
What teaching supplies can you NOT live without?... I would have to say my DOC camera...love that thing!!! Also chart paper - I love doing anchor charts and brainstorming with my students!
my beautiful family
My hubby and I - Pismo Beach
My back bib for my runs to honor my precious mom
more running fun...
I have 3 wonderful older brothers -- I'm the only girl and youngest :o)
I LOVE first grade!!
Hope you enjoyed getting to know me...come back often :o)