Eight years of classroom experiences have guided me into the world of Kindergarten. I have previously taught in First and Second Grade classrooms, but after 5 years as a Kindergarten teacher, I can say with pride that this is the grade which fills my heart with joy and a passion for teaching.
I strive to create a warm and compassionate learning environment for my young students. Routine, bright colors, and organization are important to me because I believe it helps children feel more safe and secure in their school environment. I also like to have fun in the classroom with my children and make the learning experience as hands-on and dynamic as possible. I am very passionate about incorporating technology into classroom instruction and have successfully lobbied to obtain a personal laptop, digital camera, wireless internet access, digital projector, ELMO, and a set of mp3 players for teaching purposes in my classroom. My current ambition for implementing technology: obtaining a set of iPads for my classroom!
Graduated with High Honors, Michigan State University, May 2004
Graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education, and a teaching major of Social Studies. Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University, 2007
I teach half-day Kindergarten at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Since I spend more time in my classroom than any other location, I make every effort to make it a warm, happy place and I am so blessed to teach at a wonderful and supportive school. I consider myself a polka-dot enthusiast. I also love all things tidy and organized, bright colors, natural lighting, indie music, new gadgets, NPR, and glitter. Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org I recently launched Kinder-Craze, a blog for early childhood educators. Stop by for great ideas, inspiration, and fun! You can also "Like" Like Kinder-Craze on Facebook for exclusive freebies and product updates.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Other, Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, Handwriting