I currently teach first grade at a Title I Elementary School and I love it. It is challenging, rewarding, and a truly awesome feeling knowing that you are somehow affecting the future. What other profession can say that?! I have been working in a classroom ever since high school. I've worked in both pre-school and elementary school settings. I firmly believe teaching is a calling not a job and it's all about what you make of it!
I utilize a variety of teaching styles that best fits the needs of my students. Whether it's whole group instruction, center rotations, partner work, or one-on-one learning, I take that extra step to make sure I am meeting my students where they are, yet guiding them to reach their maximum potential. Plus, we like to have some fun :)
Teacher of the Year- 2017; Accepted into the Oxford Teacher Academy Program at Oxford University, England (Summer 2015); Nominated: Teacher of the Year (2013-2014; 2016-2017); Grade Level Chair- First Grade (2013-2014); PAS-t mentor (2013-2014); Kappa Delta Pi- Teaching Honor Society; Nominated: Furman University Leadership Award; Phi Eta Sigma- National Honor Society
Furman University Masters- Early Childhood Education Furman University BA-Elementary Education
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I'm now a southern loving lady! :) *Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: Katie's Kiddos*
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Education, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Employment, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading