2015-2016 will mark my eleventh year of teaching! It's hard to believe that over ten years ago I started this rewarding adventure! I am truly enjoying my career and can't imagine doing anything else... I will again be teaching 2nd grade this year and continue to love the fresh, uninhibited prospective these little babies bring to my life!
Workshop Model with small groups. "I do", "We do", "You do"; Jan Richardson Guided Reading; Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark testing; Daily Five by the Sisters, enVision Math
Bachelor's Degree: Elementary Education - University of Michigan Master's Degree: Reading and Literacy - Walden University
I have experienced my fair share of good and bad teachers. I was greatly inspired by my high school choir teacher, who went above and beyond her teaching duties to make sure I was at school, performed to her expectations, and graduated. Thank You, Ms. Reich! I aspire to be like her and to be the opposite of those teachers who I felt gave me a negative perspective on teaching and school. One of the coolest experiences I've had as a teacher was working with a teacher who had ME in 2nd grade! She retired in 2013-2014 and I hope that I can continue to make her proud in my teaching endeavors! Happy Retirement, Mrs. McLaughen!
I am married to the love of my life, Anthony... We are going on 17 years of marriage and have two boys - Austen (21 years old) and Nicholas (15 years old). We also have a girl doggy who brings much happiness to our life, Miss Jubilee; and two guinea pigs who bring much craziness and fun to our life, Thoran and Kili. When we are not working, we enjoy spending time as a family - hiking, swimming, vacationing in different places, and of course, movie/game nights!
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