Hi! I’m Kylie and I teach 2nd grade in sunny Australia! I'm in my fourth year of teaching and my third in 2nd grade. I love making games and other activities to reinforce learning in a fun and engaging way. I love sharing, gaining inspiration from fellow teacher and being a part of this wonderful TpT community.
I like to keep kids up, moving and involved. I use a variety of materials to teach students who have a wide range of ability levels and interests. I like to use games and activities that are hands-on and engaging for students but also encourage learning and hit the mark educationally.
Do 'Teacher of the Year' mugs from students count?! Haha! We do not have district or school-based teacher awards here in Australia!
I started off as a Training Officer and Traineeship Coordinator so I worked with people (from 15 to 55) who were undertaking certificate level study while working. It was great fun conducting workshops, facilitating tutorials and visiting workplaces to conduct training and assessment but I always thought I could do more for them if I had more time with them. So I went back to uni and completed my 4 year Bachelor of Education (Primary).
When I'm not teaching or preparing for the classroom, you can find me spending time with my 13 year old son, playing laser skirmish (love it!) reading or updating my blog at http://downunderteacher.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer