All About Me :)
I am beginning my 28th 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 (20) and Jaden (16).  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 Junior 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.  

We will be implementing two new curriculums this year for reading and phonics.  We'll use Wit and Wisdom for reading and IMSE Orton-Gillingham for phonics.  These are both fantastic programs, but I ask that you please be patient with me as we navigate our way through these changes.  I will be sending home helping hints and parent letters throughout this year.  

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!