I taught first grade for 8 years, 2nd grade for 2 years, and am currently teaching 3rd grade for the first time. I love teaching primary grades and making a difference. I create materials that engage my students and provide knowledge about experiences that they may never have in our rural town.
I teach in a rural community in which over 60% of the students live in poverty. Because of this I teach with Ruby Payne's "Framework for Understanding Poverty" in mind and in action. A mutual respect, understanding of the students "hidden rules" and teaching of rules that will make students successful at school and work are key components of teaching most of my students.
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Masters in Early Childhood Education
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading