Hi! I’m Deirdre. Welcome to my tiny little corner of cyberspace! I am the full time teacher, author, and curriculum designer behind Hooty’s Homeroom. I’m here to help busy teachers find meaningful and inspiring lessons to keep their students actively learning. I provide tips and ideas that have worked with my own students.
You’ve Come to the Right Place
If you’re looking for easy-to-use, practical activities that keep your students engaged, then you are in the right place. Worksheets have their place in every classroom, but I like to go beyond the worksheet and provide meaningful practice that isn’t boring.
I started creating resources to use in my class when I discovered that I wasn’t satisfied with the teaching materials that I was provided with. I wanted my students to be actively engaged with colorful materials and fun activities. Now I find myself accomplishing my goals by incorporating technology into my teaching. Not only do my students love using computers, technology has made teaching easier for me.
More About Me
I have been teaching for over 26 years. Most of my time has been spent teaching 3rd grade in a rural title1 school in Texas, but I have taught 2nd through 5th grades. I am currently teaching 5th grade math which I LOVE!!
Not only do I love to teach, but I also love learning. I have my master’s degree in early childhood education. I am a certified Google Educator and love using Google resources to streamline my teaching.