I can't believe I didn't post in December until now! I have been so busy since I went back to teaching second grade on Nov. 30th. My kids learn a holiday show every year and I only have 3 weeks to teach them 9 songs and dances! They performed their Gingerbread Show today to a packed classroom of parents and grandparents. NOW I have a few days off and I need to finish up my own Christmas to do list !Here is a photo of Julie, my sister Melanie and me taken on Sunday December 21st. Julie came down from Reno to visit and we had a great art day. She and Melanie were best friends in elementary school and had a reunion. We ate lunch and worked on art stuff and gabbed it up! I will make sure to post a few more times before the new year!
I hope everyone has a chance to celebrate with loved ones and I am going to try to RELAX and enjoy this time.
I have a degree in Child Development and have been teaching for 25 years. Most of these years have been spent with second graders with the exception of 4 years in first grade. I love introducing my students to the joy of reading "chapter books" and the language of literature.
I am a mixed-media artist and am lucky to be teaching at a fine arts magnet school. I use music and visual art every day in my classroom.
I have been married for 29 years and my husband teaches High School English. I have raised 4 wonderful kids and am still working on the yellow labs that live in our house.