I have taught Kindergarten as well as 1st Grade in rural and urban Title 1 schools. I teach a large population of ESL students. Although I have taught 1st and loved it, Kindergarten is my favorite because they make so much growth...and it's the most fun :) I was named the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for my school. Within my district, I lead monthly professional development on teaching mathematics in Kindergarten. I have also led professional development on Guided Reading in Kindergarten and vocabulary instructional strategies.
I believe that a classroom should be noisy and fun-we talk, sing, and dance our way through the curriculum! My daily instruction revolves around a balance of whole-group/small-group instruction, as well as some workshop time.
North Carolina Teaching Fellows, 7 Habits Lighthouse Team Member, Project GLAD Tier 1 Certification 2015-2016 school Teacher of the Year.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Studies.
Please follow along with my adventures at GrowLittleKinderGarden.blogspot.com You can also follow along on Instagram: ClassyInPrimary
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, End of Year, Phonics