I have taught first grade for seven years and I absolutely love it. My favorite part is seeing all of the growth from the beginning of the year first graders to the end of the year first graders. I feel incredibly blessed to enjoy going to work each and every day!
I do a lot of cooperative learning and centers within my classroom. I love to be able to integrate technology as much as I can to increase engagement as well.
Our school received the National Title One award. I presented at the National Title One conference in 2013 and 2014. I presented at the No Child Left Behind Conference is 2014.
I graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana with my B.A. in Elementary Education. After college, I received my E.L.L Endorsement through National Lewis University.
I teach in a 1:1 classroom. Follow my TPT store and blog as I incorporate technology, engage students, and use cooperative learning structures into a classroom full of 28 smiling first graders!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, End of Year