This is my 3rd year teaching first grade and I love it! First grade is such a wonderful grade because they are learning to read and write and are so excited about the world around them. Plus I get to celebrate all the little things like losing teeth, birthdays, and moving to a higher reading level! First grade is the best!
I use balanced literacy and incorporate CAFE and Daily 5 into my literacy block. In Math I am all about the hands on, and try to use manipulatives whenever possible. Science is one of my passions and I always loved it growing up so we do a lot of experiments and research in my classroom.
I am the grade level chair for first grade and I have served as the School Improvement chair for 2 years.
I have a Bachelor's in English and a Master in the Art of Teaching in Early Childhood Education.
Additionally I work as the Children's and Youth Director of a local church.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Informational Text, Phonics