I have taught for 16 years. 12 years in first grade, and 4 years as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach.
I believe in lots of positive reinforcement. I love that TPT has made teachng and learning FUN again! Guided Reading is my fave. I also love incorporating art and projects into the classroom.
I'm just a regular first grade teacher doing the best I can to help kids learn.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas Masters Degree Reading Specialist- Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading