This is my 9th year of teaching first grade. In that time, I have worked with 80% ESL students. I have worked 7 years on a District Curriculum Mapping team. On this team I build the science, math, and ELA curriculum for grades K-5. I developed learning activities, assessments, and found resources for teachers to use in their instruction. I have been trained in SIOP method of instruction and RTI. This past year I served on our schools SIP team, data team, and RTI team. I completed my Reading and Literacy master's degree at Marygrove University in August of 2012. This school year I have been promoted to Grade Level Team Leader (K-2).
I believe in reaching all learners. When doing a lesson I try to reach each learning style. With my ESL students it is highly important to have visual and hands-on experiences. I really believe in choice theory. I work hard on talking all my students through their good and bad choices. I feel that it is important to instill responsibility at an early age in order to make the students better citizens in the future.
I had the honor of presenting at the Michigan School Improvement Conference in 2012. I presented with some of my other colleagues on how our school closed the gap from 26% to 72% top to bottom.
Madonna University Livonia, MI 1999-2004 *Minor: K-5 All Subjects *Major: Family Consumer Science (aka Home Economics) Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI 2009 *Some Masters work completed Marygrove College Detroit, MI 2011-2012 Completed my Masters in Reading and Literacy
Check out my blog at http://firstgradefancy.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Mental Math