All About Me :)
I am beginning my 29th year of teaching,  I have taught every grade between preschool and fifth grade, except for kindergarten.  I completed both my bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University.  I met my husband Jim while working on my bachelor's degree.  Jim and I have been married for 25 years.  We have two children; Jenna (21) and Jaden (18).  We also have a dog named Jazz.  He is part chocolate lab and part chihuahua.  Yes, you read that correctly.  ;) Jenna is attending Northern Illinois University to major in Accounting and Sociology.  Jaden is a Senior at Lena-Winslow High School and plays drums in the band.  

We are continuing to use Eureka Math.  This curriculum is rigorous, but it allows the children to really make sense of how and why we do math problems.  I will post parent tip sheets in Google Classroom and will also post helpful videos on here for your viewing pleasure.  I will also post videos in Google Classroom to help with the assignments.  If you have any questions about any of the content, please reach out to me.  

Our phonics program is IMSE Orton-Gillingham.  This is a fantastic program that strengthens children's reading skills.  We also use Wit and Wisdom for our reading curriculum.   I will be sending home helping hints and parent letters throughout this year.  We will also be implementing a new science curriculum called Amplify.  The program combines reading books and hands-on experiments to make science come alive.

Again, I look forward to working with your child and you during this school year. Let's work together to make this the best year yet for your child!