I have been teaching in an urban public school since I graduated college nine (eek!) years ago. I have taught both kindergarten and pre-k and love both!
I like to think of my teaching style as dynamic and play based. Einstein said, "play is the highest form of research" and I agree! Play is the center of learning in my room. I teach thematically, integrating art and science into our core subject areas. The moments I live for are when a child's eyes light up because they are so excited by discovering something new.
* My classroom is used as an early childhood model for the district. * Our team passed NAEYC accreditation * I am a teaching assistant for a writing course at Boston College * I write integrated early childhood curriculum used by every teacher in our district. * My kids and I were featured in the book Engaging Students in Academic Literacies by Dr. Maria Brisk. Their work is even on the cover! Seeing that was definitely a freak out moment for me!
I majored in Early Childhood Education at Boston University, with a minor in Psychology. I went on to earn a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012.
I love blogging, reading, buying children's books, baking, Beyonce, dancing, traveling and going to the beach in Maine.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Music), Drama, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Library Skills, Writing, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, Phonics