My name is Sue Donaldson and have taught pre-school for several years, before teaching elementary school for 30 years in south Florida (5 years in Kindergarten, 1 in Second Grade and 24 in First Grade.
NO MORE WORKSHEETS OR DITTOS! Teachers are hearing this mandate from their administrators. I have created these models to be used as teachers introduce, demonstrate and remediate targets in their mini-lessons. Students follow and create "originals" in their personal spiral notebooks....eliminating those worksheets, run-offs and copy paper! I have definitely seen the "educational pendulum" swing many times back and forth throughout my career...so many techniques........I have always used the strategy of teaching THE WHOLE child......using words, gestures, illustrations.......the hands-on approach, where students are participants in a safe environment....creating a family for the year!
Teacher of the Year
BA in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Ed
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Life Skills, Literature, Economics , General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text, Phonics