I am in my 12th year of teaching. I taught my first seven years in Clay County, Florida; as a fifth grade teacher for one year, and a first grade teacher for six years. I am currently teaching second grade in Michigan (The Mitten), my home state!
I try to do most of my teaching small group, so that I may meet the individual needs of my learners. While I do this, my students are engaged in independent, hands on centers or Daily 5.
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I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors in Language Arts, and a minor in Elementary Education.
My husband and I moved to Florida in 2006, so that I could teach 5th grade. After almost 8 years, we moved back to Michigan. My little man is in second grade and my daughter is 5. Quote Box clipart: Creative Clips - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden background paper: Instruct & Inspire - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Instruct-And-Inspire Welcome Banner font: Kimberly Geswein - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kimberly-Geswein-Fonts
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Phonics