I have been teaching for eighteen years. Teaching primary students is my passion! My strength as a teacher is creating creative lessons that will keep children's minds engaged, and little hands busy! I love offering teachers lessons that they are excited to teach! I am currently teaching first grade, and loving every minute!
I love teaching thematically. I focus my instruction on hands-on learning that is cross-curricular. We must use our precious teaching time as efficiently as possible. Differentiation is very much a part of my teaching style. I believe that you can't teach children that you don't know! Great teaching starts with building great relationships!
I have taught third year teachers differentiation for nine years as a part of my district's third year training team. I have been trained as an ER&D Beginning Reading Instructor.
I have a bachelors degree in elementary education with a reading endorsement. My masters degree is in instruction and curriculum development.
I love teaching! When I am not teaching or working on fun lessons, I enjoy biking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community