I am in my fifth year of certified teaching, but close to my 8th year overall. I was a Pre-K teacher for for 2 1/2 years, kindergarten teacher for 4 years and am currently the SSTEAM (Science, Social Studies, Technology, Engineering, Music and Art) teacher for Pre-K through 2nd. In high school I had to opportunity to be involved in a student teaching program where I was able to go out for the last couple hours of school and student teach in our districts elementary and middle schools. I spent my junior year student teaching kindergarten and my senior year student teaching middle school band with my former band director.
I love teaching by using hand-on activities in small group centers. Most of our day is spent in small groups either working with manipulatives, experimenting, journals or assessments. I believe assessments can be done in a fun way that does not give away to the kids the fact that you are assessing.
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I attended Texas Tech University and graduated from there in May 2012. I have a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. Wreck 'Em Tech!
I have the cutest little dachshund at home named after John Lennon! I love, love, LOVE to do science experiments in the classroom with my kids and seeing the lights turn on and concepts come together from other things we've talked about in class.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Health, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, Phonics