I have been teaching for 15 years. I started at 4th grade and simply loved it. It was the best experience for my first couple years of teaching. Then I taught 3rd in a different building and learned that I really enjoyed working with kids from low income families. Then I started a two year journey as a Literacy Coach. Learned so much to help struggling writers and readers. Now I teach first grade and love it. The singing, dancing, and laughing keeps me on my toes.
Constructivist for sure. I love helping kiddos discover their learning and take ownership of it.
National Boards in Early Literacy
1998-BA in History from Western Washington University 2000-Masters in Teaching/ K-8 Teaching Cert. 2010-National Boards in Early Literacy
Live in the Puget Sound in the great state of Washington. Tall evergreen trees, salt water, eagles, mountains, and some rain. Love it!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Professional Development, Basic Reading, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, For Administrators, Phonics