I have been teaching ten years. I taught 5th Grade for 8 years. This is my first year teaching first grade! I did teach first grade 9 years ago and I am teaching first grade once again. I love creating activities and discovering new ways to make math fun for all my students. I have also served as our school's running club coach for the past 8 years, where I have created fun educational activities to get students moving.
It is really tough to describe my teaching style because I like to do so many different things with my students so I can keep them on their toes. They never know what we are going to be doing that day. Sometimes we do take notes, but they don't sit there in class and watch me writing. I usually have students come to the front of the room and help me create their notes by helping me solve their math problems. I like to do a lot of hands on activities and small group instruction. I also like to have to have students get up and move! I try my best to make learning fun and meaningful for students.I use positive reinforcements to award students when they are making good choices. So what is my teaching style? Positively energetic and fun. We learn something new everyday and we don't just sit there, we get up and move or create something exciting!
I received a " Math Grant" a couple years ago for my "Racing Against Math Facts" project in my classroom.
I graduated from Longwood University in 2009. I majored in Liberal Studies- Elementary Education and minored in Communication Studies.
I was born and raised in Virginia. I have been married for 7 years to my handsome husband and we have an adorable dog named Lou.We have two children - Savannah and Samuel . Samuel was just born and Savannah is now a toddler I also love Snoopy and have a Snoopy Themed Classroom. Thank you so much for all your purchases! Every purchase goes to help buy diapers, wipes, and many other things for my family and students!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Other (Specialty), Other, Math Test Prep, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, End of Year