This is my 7th year teaching. For the past 6 years I have been teaching 2nd grade - I have not only changed buildings this year, but also I'm changing grade levels! You'll notice that my alias is now "3rd Grade is Buzzing" because that is what I will be teaching during the 2013-2014 school year! I have always taught in a Title One building. I have also taught summer school in 1st grade and 3rd grade.
I use the Positive Behavior Support model in my classroom. Love and Logic is used with this model. My literacy block incorporates the Daily Five model and the 6+1 writing process.
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I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. I then continued my higher education in Curriculum and Instruction. I received my Masters degree in May of 2011 from the University of Missouri - Columbia. I am currently enrolled in the ELPA program at the University of Missouri and hope to finish by 2014!
In my free time I love to run. This November I will complete my 6th half marathon!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Test Preparation