After 4 years in first grade, I am now teaching 4th grade and loving it! This is my second year teaching 4th grade and my first year not planning Science. I'm now planning Reading and incorporating Depth and Complexity into my lessons across the curriculum.
I believe you have to experience it to learn it. I love to get the students involved! To me, that means taking it the extra step...making a human graph, putting on a readers' theatre, going outside and measuring out the circumference of the nation's largest tree with string, and so on. If it's an experience students can connect meaning to, then they are more likely to take it with them. I love when kids come to me in the hall and ask me, "Do you remember when we did.....?"
Teacher of the Year 2010-2011
BSIS My area of concentration is mathematics! But science and reading also have my heart! Besides, how can you have science without the math?
I am a single mother of 3 as well as being a teacher. As far as my work, I spend hours to get it just right. If it's not right, I'm not satisfied. And I keep on going! My goal on TPT is to earn enough money so I don't have to spend time away from my kids with a second job. I love creating files and hope others find my work useful!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Classroom Management, Study Skills, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa