I started teaching Kindergarten in 1998. I taught my first two years in a sheltered English only classroom and Spanish ever since! My entire teaching career has been in Kindergarten! The school I teach at now has gone from the Early Exit model, to DUAL Language 2 way 90/10, back to Late Exit for our Spanish kiddos and now to Early exit. One day I hope to teach preschool and loop up to Kinder if it ever becomes an option. I received my BA in Education in 1997. I have minors in Reading & English as a 2nd Language I received my Masters in teaching reading to Kinder and 1st grade Students in 2000.
Child based learning, interactive learning centers
2010: I applied and received the TL21 (Teaching & Learning in the 21st century) $10,000 teaching Grant through WA State OSPI for my kindergarten classroom to integrate technology. In my classroom we use independent student stations where we use the MIMIO activities I have created here as well as the PowerPoints. I was able to purchase: 1. Turning Technology Response systems or (Clickers- as my children call them). 2. Hot Dots Pens and stickers 3. Mimio Pad 4. New Document Camera 5. Camera & Video Camera
BA in Education MA in Education Minor in Reading Minor in ESL
I am married with 2 children. I teach kindergarten full time in an all Spanish Speaking classroom. I teach in an Early Exit school, but my classroom receives 90% of instruction in Spanish. I was just recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but it has only slowed me down, not deterred me. I am only more determined to beat this! :-) I love teaching and being a wife and mother. I am also a twin to another kindergarten teacher who teaches in the same district. We are often confused for one another. LOL!