I teach in southern Indiana. I have taught first grade and now teach kindergarten. I have been trained in Simple 6 Writing, Writer's Workshop, PBIS, Six Traits, DIBELS, mClass Math, reading strategies, Four Block, Literacy Groups, Literature Circles, and Simple 6 Math.
My teaching style integrates hands-on learning with independent strategies. We sing, dance, and move frequently during transitions to keep their little bodies busy. Small math groups and literacy rotations are both used for collaboration between peers.
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I attended the University of Southern Indiana and graduated in 2004. I earned a Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008.
I enjoy teaching units that involve a balance of reading and literacy skills that make connections in science, social studies and mathematics.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Specialty), Education, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Early Intervention