I am now on my fourth year teaching. I have taught two years in third grade and I'm going on my second year in fourth grade. Please don't ask which one is my favorite, I loved them both.
I love teaching hands on. I feel we all learn better when we can see it and manipulate it. This last year we went all year without using the textbooks and I loved it! Our school is integrating more and more technology and our kids are loving it!
I hate this section. Always makes me feel like I should be ashamed I didn't graduate with honors (I should have, but there was a mix up), or I've never won the title for "Teacher of the Year". Teaching is probably the one thing I excel at. I don't need an award to tell me that.
Growing up, I didn't do well in school. My mind would get distracted easily. I would look around the room thinking "That shelf doesn't work well there. It should be moved over there" or "I wouldn't have used those colors in this room. It's too busy." It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I was diagnosed with ADHD. By the time I graduated high school, college was looking bleak. I wanted to go to Northeastern State University because it was known as the best school for teachers in the country! I had to earn a 20 to get in, I missed it by one point. So I went to the university in town for the next two years to get my basics. Then I went to NSU where I thrived! I made the Dean's List every semester for the next two years.
I love creating things that my students can use and when I learned about TpT I was excited!
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