I am certified to teach preschool through third grade. Over the past 15 years I have taught both first and second grade in high needs and Title One schools. I have extensive experience teaching ELL students and implementing the strategies that help them feel successful in the classroom.
I use reading and writing workshop as the foundations of my literacy instruction. I interweave science and social studies content into my literacy instruction. I believe in making learning fun, interactive, and as hands-on as possible.
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Bachelor's degree in Pk-3rd grade education from University of Wisconsin at Madison. Master's degree in teaching from Grand Canyon University
I am a mother to two amazing children adopted from foster care. My husband and I were foster parents until recently. I love teaching and can hardly believe I've been doing this for 15 years now! In November of 2013 we moved to the Bahamas for my husband's job for 2 years. I am now staying at home with my preschool age son and supporting my daughter's learning in school. Life is an adventure and my family and I are living it to the fullest!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Phonics