I am a retired teacher as of June 7th of 2013. I have 35 years of teaching experience. I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. I have also done homeschooling with children who attend my school.
I believe children need to have fun and meaningful learning activities and experiences in order for them to be successful in the classroom. The use of cooperative learning activities, partner activities, and literacy and math centers in the classroom teaches the children a lot of character traits such as responsibility, cooperation, fairness, and honesty which in turn builds community within the classroom. As well, I am a firm believer in the use of technology in the classroom and use it on a daily basis in my classroom. There are just so many ways to learn without having pencils and worksheets in the hands of young learners day in and day out.
2005-2006 PES Early Childhood High Performing Teacher Who's Who Among America's Teachers
I attended Fairmont State College in Fairmont, West Virginia. I graduated with an AB Degree in Elementary Education in 1974. I have also earned 18 hours past my Bachelor's Degree. I have taken several Balanced Literacy courses and just recently finished PALS training for Kindergarten and First Grade.
I love teaching first grade. I have a passion for creating learning activities for my students. We all have our calling. I truly believe I have found mine and have been blessed by the joy it brings to me to know that not only am I helping my students, but other children as well. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that I am touching lives of children all around the world by the learning activities that I create. I have been creating printable educational games for primary grade children for over 9 years now. If you need to contact me concerning a product please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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