7th year kindergarten teacher in Chicagoland. Also an ed tech/primary blogger at the blog Hip Hooray in K.
I practice elements of calm classroom and focus on positive, intrinsic rewards. We value each other, learning, working hard, manners, and kindness in our room. We encourage each other to make "good choices" on a routine basis. Differentiation occurs consistently in our room and we know that not everyone will work on the same things all the time.
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I attended Illinois State University and graduated in 2010. Through ISU, I student taught in a year-long program called PDS in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. I received my Master's in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia University Chicago in 2014.
Love spending time at home relaxing with my husband, 2 dogs, and the occasional foster dog. Baking, home decorating, crafting, and working out are my jam.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading