I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I love what I do and I'm always looking for more ways to making learning fun for my students. I have taught in Texas and Illinois and am currently teaching 5th grade. I have taught 2nd grade summer school, as well as reading, math, and writing at Sylvan Learning Center. Teaching is my passion.
As a teacher, it is my responsibility to provide students with meaningful learning experiences. In order to do this properly, I not only need to be a master of the curriculum, but I also must know the learning modalities of each student I teach. One way of learning is not the only way of learning. It is my job to provide a variety of engaging, on-going projects for my students. I believe in allowing students multiple chances to succeed, because sometimes learning something once just isn't enough. It is my job to teach students to be responsible learners by recognizing their capabilities. It is my responsibility to care about students as individuals with feelings and opinions. In order to honor these feelings and opinions, I must be willing to give 100% to each day I spend with them.
College: Honor Roll, Dean's List Professional: Broad Prize Foundation New Teacher Panelist
I graduated from high school in Illinois in 2000. I attended college in Minnesota and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I student taught in Texas and ended up teaching there for the first 2 years of my career.
This is my 11th year teaching. I love what I do and I love new ideas. I strive to engage students in academics through meaningful, creative activities and lessons. Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amber.socaciu
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Vocal Music, Other (Music), EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community