This school year will be my seventh year of teaching. I taught second grade and am currently teaching first grade and loving it!
The most important thing to me is that my students feel safe, special, and loved. We work hard all year to create a wonderful classroom environment. I have "working areas" in my classroom rather than traditional desks. Each week, students choose a new place where they will work for the whole week. Some working areas include desks or tables, benches with pillows, special chairs, or big pillows against a wall. The students love the freedom of choice and changing their environment from week to week.
Shining moment in teaching is when the light-bulb turns on for a kiddo! I love the proud moment when a student accomplishes something that was seemingly too difficult.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I love teaching and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog, reading, crafting, hiking, shopping, spending time with family and friends, playing games, and traveling!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects, Informational Text