Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Introducing Brooke Brown!

Hi Teacher Friends!
I would like to introduce you to the lovely and talented, Brooke Brown. She didn't mention this little tidbit, which is no surprise, but did you know she is Teacher of the Year for our entire district?! Impressive! That makes me impressive by association, right?! Hop on over to her blog and follow her. She has great ideas:)

My name is Brooke Brown, and I'm a teacher, wife, mom, and grad student from Norman, Oklahoma.  My husband and I have a two year old daughter, Ellie Kate, and a Westie named Millie.  We love visiting our lake cabin and spending time as a family at Lake Texoma whenever we have a chance!  At the moment, my favorite hobby is creating innovative teaching materials to share on Teachers Pay Teachers. I also keep very busy as I finish up my Masters degree in Educational Leadership.
I currently teach third grade and this is my tenth year of teaching. I've also taught first grade and second grade.
My favorite subject to teach is definitely Interactive Writing, with Guided Reading and Shared Reading not far behind. I am very passionate about literacy and enjoy fostering a lifelong love for reading and writing.
If you popped into my classroom unannounced, you'd most likely find my students engaged in reading and writing.  I try to incorporate literacy into all subject areas, whether it be our Reading Response Journals, Mini-Math Diaries, or Science Journals.  Third grade is such a critical year for establishing strong literacy habits, and I love taking advantage of their natural interests and curiosity.
When I'm having "one of those days," my fabulous third grade team ALWAYS gets me through.  There's something to be said about the camaraderie, and sometimes almost a "sisterhood," of an effective team of teachers.  We collaborate on a regular basis and are always there to support one another professionally AND personally.  At the same time, we help one another to be stronger and more devoted teachers while putting the welfare of our students first. 
What six words describe you best? 
1) Driven
2) Inspirational
3) Innovative
4) Compassionate
5) Outgoing
6) Dedicated
What is one “can’t live without” office supply?
Highlighters and Post it Notes!  To a third grader, they make EVERYTHING more exciting! 

Below is a link to my current favorite TpT product.  My kids are loving it!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring me, Brandi, and for your kind words! You are a fantastic blogger and coach and I'm thankful to learn from you. :-)


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