I have 42 years of experience in the elementary classroom setting. The grades range from Pre-K to 2nd grade. I was a Reading Coach for four years. I am now retired and enjoying teaching my grandkids.
I believe in keeping a positive environment in my classroom. I try to focus on the good things the students do. I love to praise my students for good work and good behavior. First graders love to please, and this is a wonderful time in their lives to reward the obedient behavior and the good work.
Teacher of the Year, Rachel Patterson Elementary, 2010 Teacher of the Year, Monroeville Elementary, 1995
My undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the University of Troy. My masters degree is from Livingston University in Early Childhood Education.
I enjoy playing the piano and playing with my Grandgirls! Please visit my blog at http://cindyrellasroom.com/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Math Test Prep, Religion, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading