How long have you been teaching at SIA?

Since 2013

What do you love about teaching 5th grade?

Field Trips, getting outside. Buddying up with the kindergartners to help them with their reading and writing.

What units do you teach throughout the school year?

Science:

  • Food Webs
  • Earth, Sun, & Stars
  • Hydrosphere and Atmosphere
  • Recycling and Composting

Social Studies:

  • Native Americans of North America
  • Explorers
  • Colonial Life
  • The American Revolution
  • U.S. Geography

Language Arts:

Reading and Writing Workshops including…

  • Story elements
  • Genre studies
  • Personal narratives
  • Expert essays
  • Book projects
  • Opinion articles
  • Literature circles

What is your perspective on learning?

Being a continuous, lifelong learner is the most important thing to me. Because I love learning, I find myself reading constantly, everyday. I am usually reading multiple books at once – including novels, all kinds of non-fiction, and books on teaching and learning.

What brings you joy outside of the classroom?

Hiking, swimming, exploring in the outdoors, and reading!

Being a continuous, lifelong learner is the most important thing to me.