This is my 10th year of teaching. I have taught every grade K-5, but have really found my place in kindergarten. This is my second year in kindergarten. I feel that because of my experience teaching all elementary grades, I know the natural progression of education and how to get students to where they need to be.
I have a passion for hands-on, play-based learning. Creativity is alive and thriving in my classroom. We work on a lot of fun, fine motor activities. Many of my centers are incorporated in my sensory bin. I have a background in literacy, which you can see shine through in my work. You will see a strong focus on phonics, phonemes, sight words, and reading strategies in my work. As a student, math was a struggle for me. I use my past struggles to strengthen myself as a math teacher. My resources are fun, engaging, and effective teaching tools for our youngsters.
Rated a "Highly Effective" teacher through New York State APPR.
I have a Bachelor's from Russell Sage College (NY) in Childhood Education 1-6 and a Masters from the State University at Albany (NY) in Literacy Specialist B-6. I hold 3 certifications: Early Childhood Education Birth-2nd Grade, Childhood Education 1-6, and Literacy Specialist Birth-6.
I am a mother to two wonderful children. They are 5 and 2. My 5 year old is in kindergarten and has used all of my worksheets and centers. They are kid-tested and approved before using with my own students ;) I also run a small vinyl business where I create custom gifts. My rock, my husband, and I have been together for almost 13 years. He supports me and my passions wholeheartedly. I feel very fortunate and blessed in my life.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, World Language, Spanish, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community