I am new to TPT, but not new to education. I have been working in classrooms since 1993. My focus has always been Early Childhood education. I have worked in Pre-K, K, 1, and grade 2 rooms. I have spent the last eight years in first grade inclusion room (minus one move to grade two for a year).
I try to keep things interesting for my students. I am a firm believer in Multiple Intellingences and try to mix things up. I keep kids moving, thinking, and always working on something beneficial. Busy work in my room is practically non-existant. Also, I just finished my first year conducting Reader's Workshop. I am a converted believer! I am struggling like everyone to balance all of the demands placed on us. It sure keeps things interesting!
Nothing official, just the joy, honor, and love of my students!
I recieved my BS in ECE from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and my Masters in Literacy, Language, and Learning from Lesley University in 2005.
I just recently started a blog about Reader's Workshop. Check it out at http://readersworkshopconstructionsite.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Health, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Employment, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics