I am currently in my second year of teaching. I have taught 1st and 5th Grades. I had an amazing first year teaching first grade where we did tons of fun activities, many of which you can find in my store. After a great first year, I was moved to 5th grade. I have vowed not to lose my creativity and "keep learning fun" attitude in all of the testing buzz in 5th grade! So, follow my store to keep up with all the fun things we have done in 1st grade, and all the fun things we will be doing in intermediate!
I think students learn best when they are having fun, so we have a lot of fun in my classroom. I started my teaching career in 1st grade where I learned just how important fun hands-on activities are to student learning. After being moved to 5th grade, my thoughts on this have not changed. I still think kids learn best through inquiry, experiences, and hands-on activities!
Techie Teacher of the Year 2012
I graduated from Western Kentucky University in fall 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I will begin working on my master's degree this fall 2012 in Educational Technology.
I also have a blog with my awesome ex-team teacher from first grade. Check it out for more ideas for 1st and 5th grades, and lots of *freebies* www.awesomein1stand5th.com