I caught the "teaching bug" when I was only 15 years old as I worked at our family's day care. I simply loved working with little ones so I worked at the day care while I attended college. I have taught pre-school-2nd grade. I am currently looping with my firsties in the 2nd grade. I am tickled pink to be in the same classroom when I was a 2nd grader. My favorite teacher taught me in my classroom. :o)
Use anything that works! :o) I teach children not just a grade! I am an inclusion/co-teaching teacher. I collaborate with our Special Education teachers and they come into "our" classroom to team teach with me. It is so much fun! I believe children are "snowflakes" and they learn in different ways. I teach to their level and work from there! Teaching is my hobby. I simply LOVE it.
My honors...hmmmm...Let me think! I am "honored" to be the teacher of the most AWEsome students. They are children of Marines and are the bravest little people I know. I am "honored" to teach with an AWEsome first and 2nd grade team. I love my 1st and 2nd Grade teams. They are MY BIGGEST cheerleaders! They inspire me to always do my best. I am "honored" to teach and collaborate with an AWEsome staff. I am in AWE of them! I am "honored" to teach with an AWEsome administration because they are great leaders and friends. I am who I am because of the people around me and for that...I am "honored"!
I am teaching at the same school I went to as a student! LOVE IT! I am an East Carolina University Graduate: BS 1995 and MSA 2005. GO PIRATES! :o)
If you haven't figured it out...I LOVE DACHSHUNDS!!!! We have 6 of them. I am married to my high school sweetheart. My all time FAVORITE clip art is MyCuteGraphics.com! She is AWESOME and very sweet! :o) AND NOW I LOVE.... Whimsy Clips! (MyCuteGraphic's Clip art STORE!) GO FIND HER!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Economics , Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Women's History Month