I have been a teacher since 1977: 23 years in kindergarten, 10 in private practice as a learning disabilities tutor, and 8 years in primary grade special ed. I have begun teaching young children beginning French. I hope you find my materials helpful and refer to my blog, goodbyekindergarten.blogspot.com for more materials and lesson plans.
I love children and thrive from being around them. I was a structured teacher with strong classroom management skills. I was able to create exciting, multi-sensory lessons and enjoyed watching the learning take place in my students.
In 1984, I was selected one of the 500 best teachers in the state of Illinois. Also that year, my classroom was videotaped by a special ed cooperative and used to explain special education to school boards from 26 school districts in Chicago's north suburbs. I was nominated three times for the Golden Apple Award in Illinois.
Northwestern University, B.S. in El. Ed. 1976 Northwestern University, M.S. in Learning Disabilities. 1977
I loved learning French in my youth and am re-learning it now via websites, classes, and teaching beginning French to young children!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Vocal Music, Drama, Religion, Literature, Problem Solving, Writing, en Français, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Spring, Informational Text, Close Reading