I've been teaching for 8 years in K and 1 and will be venturing into new territory in 2nd next year.
I think that the more effort a teacher puts forth, the more effort she will receive from her students. I try to give my students a reason to be engaged in their learning, even if it is simply through a theme they find entertaining.
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I received my BS in Elementary Education from Kansas State University in 2004 and my MA from Baker University in 2008.
I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and infant son.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Presidents' Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading