I am new to TPT, but not new to education. I have been working in classrooms since 1993. My focus has always been Early Childhood education. I have worked in Pre-K, K, 1, and grade 2 rooms. I have spent the last eight years in first grade inclusion room (minus one move to grade two for a year).
I try to keep things interesting for my students. I am a firm believer in Multiple Intellingences and try to mix things up. I keep kids moving, thinking, and always working on something beneficial. Busy work in my room is practically non-existant. Also, I just finished my first year conducting Reader's Workshop. I am a converted believer! I am struggling like everyone to balance all of the demands placed on us. It sure keeps things interesting!
Nothing official, just the joy, honor, and love of my students!
I recieved my BS in ECE from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and my Masters in Literacy, Language, and Learning from Lesley University in 2005.
I just recently started a blog about Reader's Workshop. Check it out at http://readersworkshopconstructionsite.blogspot.com/