I have been teaching for 25+ years. Most of my experience has been in Kindergarten. However, I did have a very successful year teaching 3rd Grade during the 2014-2015 school year. I have worked also worked as a reading remediation teacher, a 4/5 grade Dropout Prevention teacher, as well as a Fifth Grade Math/Science/ Social Studies teacher. *My blog, Bailey's Blackboard, will be coming soon!
I believe children learn best by being immersed in an environment where they are learning through a variety of methods. These methods include everything from hands-on activities, cooperative learning opportunities, and an environment filled with rich vocabulary. Reading entertaining stories as well as informational texts also helps to encourage a well-rounded student. I also feel that exposing/introducing children to ideas and concepts just beyond their developmental level is vitally important for stretching their learning capacity to beyond "average."
National Board Certified Early Childhood Teacher 2006
Attended St. Petersburg Junior College. Graduated with Honors from The University of West Florida.
I've taught several different grade levels, but I love Kindergarten best!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, Health, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics