I've been teaching public school in FL for 9years. I have been in 1st grade for all 9 years. And I really couldn't imagine working with anyone old than my babies. I have taught students from all socio-economical backgrounds.
I'm not a big fan of text books for little ones. We naturally gravitate towards more authentic learning. I am a "go with the flow" type of person, and tend to let the students interest level, and involvement dictate the pace in our classroom. I use the Daily 5 and CAFE in my classroom religiously! Please visit my blog to see what we do on a day to day basis in my classroom. campbells-soup-er-stars.blogstop.com
I've gotten a few hundred "you're the best teacher ever" nods from my babies, and really that's all that matters!
I have a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management. But after years of coaching soccer decided teaching was more my style. I am ELL, and Gifted Endorsed. And Certified to teach Multi-age classrooms.
In addition to teaching, I have 2 beautiful little boys, and an extremely supportive husband. We adore our busy life in Florida and enjoy all the sunshine brings to us!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Mental Math, Dance, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community