This is my seventh year teaching first grade, and I could not imagine myself anywhere else! From teaching my firsties how to read to celebrating the 100th day of School in super-hero style, I absolutely love it!
I pride myself on holding very high expectations for my first grade friends, and I encourage my students to become lifelong learners as well as productive citizens in our classroom community. I love watching my students learn to become independent problem-solvers, and I enjoy teaching through songs, games, and hands-on activities.
I had the wonderful opportunity to serve as a Fellow in the Middle Tennessee Writing Project Summer 2010, and I am looking forward to presenting a session this fall at SDE's Tennessee First Grade Teachers Conference.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Grades K-6 and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Literacy.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects