I taught Kindergarten for 2 years and 3.5 years in first grade! I love both of these age groups because students are so willing to learn and absorb new information. I have used many TPT products in my classroom which has made me a better teacher who is more responsive to the needs of my students!
I use balanced instruction, including whole group lessons, small group activities, and independent work. I use math tubs to enhance my math instruction and centers to help students develop their social skills and abilities. I also teach using the Daily 5 which then allows me to pull small groups for guided reading instruction daily.
I attended private schools my entire life and then attended St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN where I received my BA in Elementary Education with minors in Spanish and ENL.
I love to teach and learn!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Phonics