I have twelve years teaching experience in preschool, PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade. First grade is definitely where my heart is!
I firmly believe in a natural progression from hands-on to the abstract for my young learners. My years of experience have taught me the value in taking things step-by-step; that the structured progression from modeling to guided practice to independent practice is vitally important and can't be circumvented. It is my hope that my materials reflect my beliefs about the stages of learning for young children and that they will be helpful for other teachers to implement and enhance their instruction.
Excellence in Education nominee Red Apple Award 2015
Bachelor's in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas at Austin Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Specialization from Tarleton State University
My husband and I have 5 children, the oldest two are already out of college, one is in 10th grade, one is in 9th grade, and the youngest is in 6th. Life at our house is always an adventure, but we are blessed beyond measure!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community