Degrees and Certifications:
My formal education is from Purdue University with a B.S. in Child Development and Family studies. My husband and I grew up in the same area (South Bend, Indiana) and we met during our freshman year of college at Purdue University. Finding a new job brought us to the North Texas area where we have been for the last 24 years.
I have 8 siblings who all live out of state (Georgia, Florida, Indiana, and Wisconsin) and I have 3 children. My oldest child is a girl who has graduated from Texas A & M, from OSU Vet School and is now practicing in the area and living only 10 minutes from home. My middlegraduated from UNT, loves flying, playing golf and traveling. He currently works at Southwest. My youngest son is a senior at ASU (Arizona State) and is majoring in Bio-Chem and is looking to graduate next December. He is currently looking for a PhD program focussing on plant biology or environmental sciences.
A few of my hobbies include gardening, craft projects and taking nature walks/ hikes. I have travelled to a couple of different national parks (Glacier National, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Giant Sequoia, Yosemite and Appalachian mountains) where I was able to walk a portion of the Appalachian trail, look at a buffalo head on, from inside my car, and feel the wonderment of melting water from a glacier. The world is a beautiful place.... let's go explore.
7:30-7:40 Organizing for the Day / Announcements
7:40-8:00 Circle Time / LA SEL (social emotional learning)
8:00-8:30 Morning Meeting / Calendar/ Math
8:30-9:40 Language Arts/ Guided Reading / Snack
9:44010:35 specials (music, art, PE)
10:35 Clean Up / Bathroom Breaks
10:35- 11:30 Math
11:30-12:15 Big Centers (Mond,Tues., & Thurs)
12:45-1:00 Transition back to classroom / restroom
1:30-2:00 Writing / Silent reading
2:00-2:30 Science (Inquiry and Innovation I and I)
2:30 -2:40 Clean up / Pack Up
2:40 Student dismissal