I LOVE teaching first graders! They love to learn and have fun, and their progress from September to June is HUGE! It always amazes me how far they come!
I believe in the value of kids talking and working through problems together. I love Common Core's focus on showing perseverance in solving problems and also on explaining the thinking behind a solution. I think that kids are the most engaged when they are "doing", so there's a lot of hands-on practice in my room. Looking for quality hands-on activities was actually how I discovered TPT, and I am so glad I did!
I graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI.
I am originally from West Michigan, where my parents and brother still live. I moved to Wisconsin four years ago to teach first grade! :)
English Language Arts, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, Other (ELA), Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year, Phonics