I am currently teaching first grade and I love it! I taught kindergarten for four years. I cherish the vitality and the energy that the children bring to the classroom. I love to harvest new ideas and share my own ideas. I have taught kindergarten, Developmentally and Cognitively Delayed Special Education, second grade, Early Childhood Family Education, and most recently, first grade.
I teach in a center-based classroom. I typically have 4 groups of similar abilities (as defined by our district) and keep the lower groups in a smaller size. I also teach in a whole group environment for part of the day.
It is an honor to have you looking at my stuff! In the meantime, I'm focused on my classroom and my family. When I have time for earning awards, I'll post them!
I earned my Elementary Education degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2003.
My husband and I live in New Ulm, Minnesota raising our three boys and a dog. Did you know New Ulm has the highest concentration of people who consider themselves German American in the United States? I enjoy history and weird facts. I'm a Facebook and blog-following addict.