I am 2nd grade teacher in the heart of Chicago. My experience prior to this year was in first grade, which I had taught for 8 years. First graders grow so much over the course of the school year and second graders have taught me so much about independence and growth.
I love hands on activities that allow students to problem solve and work with each other. I also love being organized while encouraging creativity. Knowing if my students are understanding the material being taught is very important (hence the 2nd Grade Exit Slips being the first product I made to sell on TPT).
I have led professional development sessions in guided reading, small-group math instruction, balanced literacy, and lesson study for my current and previous schools.
National-Louis University in Chicago, IL (Masters of the Arts in Teaching) Illinois State University in Normal, IL (Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences)
I love sharing my ideas with other teachers and students!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics