I taught 6 years of kindergarten and 4 years in first grade. Most of my years were in a public school, mainly title 1 type schools. Now, I work at a Chinese Bilingual Private Day school. I teach kindergarten there and preschool. The students at this school are learning at a grade level above the public school grade level. However, I have learned to differentiate due to each child being at different levels. So some in kindergarten are doing public school kindergarten level work, others first, others second, and others 3rd. It has been a great experience. I have been to China, so I have had the experience with internationals as well.
I am used to teaching young esl students, so I teach with a hands on and visual approach. I use a lot of discussion in my class in pairs. I like to do role playing, and use different spiraling approaches to keep kids' learning in memory. I also do cooperative learning in my lessons when I can. I use graphic organizers often, and I also am good with technology. I don't have a smart board, so I do what I can with the one computer in my classroom. I have high expectations in my class and expect each child to learn at his or her own pace. I do use accommodations as needed for each child. I truly enjoy teaching, it is fun.
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Went to Sam Houston State University for my Bachelor's. Now I am attending Grand Canyon University for my masters' in TESOL (Teaching English As a Second Language).
I live in Dallas. I love going to Church and doing Zumba! I like to sing and dance. I like movies and you tube. I also love the Dallas Cowboys!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Summer, Phonics