I have taught for 15 years. 11 years in first grade, and 4 years as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. I am currently teaching first grade.
I believe in lots of positive reinforcement. I love that TPT has made teachng and learning FUN again! Guided Reading is my fave. I also love incorporating art and projects into the classroom.
I'm just a regular first grade teacher doing the best I can to help kids learn.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas Masters Degree Reading Specialist- Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Follow my blog at: http://firstgradecentersandmore.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics