I've been in education since I was a sixth grader volunteering at my old pre-school. I worked at that same pre-school for nine years while I went to high school and later college to get my degree in elementary education. I did my student teaching in a first grade classroom and taught creative writing to sixth grade after school. I recently got hired in 2013 as a elementary teacher, my first year I taught second grade and now I am a kindergarten teacher.
Working with early learners has really made me see the importance of breaking things down and keeping my students moving. I've been doing a lot of reading this summer on Whole Brain Teaching as well as Daily 5. I am currently trying to do mix of both along with following our state provided curriculum.
For me, daily work in the classroom is an achievement.
I was born and raised in Hawaii. I have a bachelor's degree in English along with a certificate and license in Elementary Education. I am currently pursuing a masters degree.
I enjoy sewing, baking, running, and reading.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Cooking, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Tools for Common Core, Phonics, Close Reading