I absolutely love teaching Kindergarten! I taught Kindergarten for four years before staying home to raise my three beautiful children, who are now 25, 24, and 22 somehow, already! I homeschooled my own children, and returned to teaching Kindergarten nine years ago.
I believe in and base my teaching style on the quote, "Kids don't care how much you know until they know how much you care," John Wooden. Every student is so special and deserves to know that every single day. I also keep in mind that 5 year olds grow up into adults with memories, not necessarily the memories you hope they choose- so make learning memorable in LOTS of fun, exciting ways. And... always be kind! :) I began making Prezis to use in my classroom after taking a class, and have not stopped. They are an awesome tool for quick access to whatever you may want at your fingertips.
I graduated with my BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Health from State University of Cortland.
I have been married for 29 years to my husband Jeff, who is a Superintendent of Schools in a nearby district. I have three great children Ellie, 25; Emily, 24, and Matt, 22. I am very blessed.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Health, Canadian History, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics