I have taught in the first grade for twelve years and have been teaching since 1990. I love creating new and fun lessons for my students. My students are wonderful writers because we write each day. I am so happy I get to share some of my ideas with you!
I believe in learning while having fun! I have high standards for my students and they never fail to reach them. Children are incredible learners - never underestimate them!
Penn State University 1990
I have five children of my own. My eldest is a computer engineering student in college and my youngest is in fourth grade. I taught all my children how to read and to LOVE reading. I had all of them in my first grade class - what a pleasure that was for me! My husband was an awesome teacher for 12 years and an administrator for the past seven years.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics