Contributor: Andrea Smith
For the past 26 years, Andrea Smith has learned with children in Texas, Colorado, and Indiana before finally landing in Ohio. Her first 17 teaching years were spent in primary classrooms before she was encouraged to work in an intermediate classroom. Her third and fourth graders spark a new energy for teaching, and she is grateful to spend each school day with so many fascinating learners. When she isn't working on school projects or exploring the world with her husband and daughter, Andrea enjoys reading and writing articles for Choice Literacy. She is currently working on a e-book for Choice Literacy about the nonfiction routines in her classroom.