I have taught for 14 years. 10 years in first grade, and 4 years as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. I returned to first grade last year and love being back in the classroom. It is definitely where my heart is!
I believe in lots of positive reinforcement. I always try to find the student who is doing the "right" thing. I find first graders love to please, and respond well to this. My favorite part of the day is Guided Reading time. I also love to use Foldables and projects.
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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas Masters Degree Reading Specialist- Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
My husband and I will be married for 14 years this summer. He is also a teacher, so there are always funny stories to tell. I'm a busy mom, with two great kids! My son is 9, and finishing 3rd grade. My daughter is 6, and finishing Kindergarten. We are constantly rushing them to something!