About Me

Hi, I'm Amy!  I teach fifth grade Language Arts and Social Studies.  I love fifth graders and truly feel like they are the age group I was born to teach.  It's such a unique age, where their little personalities and confidence develop so much.  Fifth graders are just starting to figure out the world beyond themselves.  Their senses of humor grow right before my eyes.  And it doesn't hurt that with this age I still get pictures and hugs and sweet notes and girls who think I'm fashionable. 

...and ballet recital invites!

Writing is my favorite subject to teach and my passion.  I got my Master's degree a few years ago through the Ohio Writing Project and love that I still get to do work with this awesome organization.  Recently, I taught an online grad class called Historical Perspectives, but I have also done presentations/workshops on grammar instruction, content area writing, classic literature, art & music in writing, autobiography, and multiculturalism.

I also love getting to talk to students about reading.  I love hearing from a student that they used to not like to read until I helped them discover Heartbeat or Fever 1793 or The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Rules or The Underdogs or The Giver.  I am a total nerd for meeting authors, from Chris Crutcher to Cynthia Lord...they are my rock stars!

with Newbery-winning author of Rules Cynthia Lord

I also love learning and teaching about American history and am eager to embark on our new CCSS journey in geography this year as well.

Fort Meigs, OH- War of 1812
Air Force One at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Museum

When I'm not teaching or grading or blogging, I enjoy running, coffee with friends, cooking, antiquing, and reading.  Follow me on Pinterest here.


  1. Hi Amy! It is nice to get to know you a little better.:-)

  2. Hi,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is:



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!