I am an experienced teacher of 10 years, who has taught in both urban and suburban areas. I've taught grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade in both Chicago Public Schools and Naperville, IL. I have an endorsements in ESL, Spanish, Middle School, and as a Reading Specialist. While in college, I worked at a language school, Language Stars, which teaches fun immersion foreign languages to children 8 months to 8 years old. Currently, I am a Kindergarten and First grade split Biliteracy Teacher in Downers Grove, Illinois. I look forward to creating more materials which tailor to Dual Language Teachers on TPT.
My teaching style is very student centered. I try to keep up with CCSS and honor each student's social emotional needs. I enjoy integrating my lessons and keep up with best practices. Overall, I want to not only make sure my students are learning and growing but that they can grow to become happy people.
Those Who Excel Outstanding Early Educator Award 2012 NEA SCORE Grant 2013-2014
Northeastern Illinois University B.A. Bilingual Bicultural Elementary Education Linguistics Concordia University M.A. Reading
I am married to a wonderful husband, I'm currently expecting a little boy this August, I'm a step-mom to a beautiful and growing teenager, and a dog mom to my baby Zoey. I am a believer, wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and educator. You can follow me on Pinterest Cindy on Pinterest Like my facebook page Cindy's Bilingual Box on Facebook Follow my blog Cindy's Bilingual Box Blog
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Engineering, Phonics