Graduated from CWU in 2006, I have been teaching for 8+ years. I have taught 1-5 Reading and Math Intervention, 3rd grade and Kindergarten. I am now teaching 2nd grade and loving it!
I believe in student choice as much as possible. When a student has a choice in their day and their learning will skyrocket.
There are so many wonderful programs out there that help us teachers. I am a fan of The Cafe and The Daily 5 by "The 2 Sisters," as well as GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design).
Not only do I work as a Full-time 2nd grade teacher, I am a Full-time single mom of two amazing children. I have a little sweetheart that will be joining the world of PreSchool in the Fall of 2015 (she is very excited) and a 2nd grade boy (in 2014/2015 school year) who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is a wonderfully creative high functioning young man who is in mainstream public school (same school I am at). My days are very full, very busy, sometimes challenging but very rewarding.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Arts & Music, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, For All Subjects