I am at a small, rural school with only four teachers, so I have complete control over my curriculum and can develop the materials that I need for my students to reach the goals I've set for them. For many years, I was the K/1 teacher for all subjects, so most of my materials focus on kindergarten and first grades. Now, I'm the primary language arts specialist, teaching half-day in K/1 and half-day in the 2/3 classroom. So I'm working to develop more 2nd and 3rd materials for reading and writing, and you'll see more of these materials in the future.
Very eclectic, lots of play, but we work hard on academics. I believe in differentiated reading groups, so I teach several reading groups in a day. Because the students stay with me in one classroom for two years, the membership of the different groups can be very fluid; depending on a student's needs, he/she may slide between different groups. My highest groups are reading above grade level, my lowest are below their grade level, but we're catching up! Many of the activities I create are designed so that a group can receive instruction from me and then go back to work independently while I work with another group.
National Board Certified
Masters Degree: Concordia University, Oregon. Undergraduate: Pacific University, Oregon.
If you have a favorite K-3 chapter book in need of a workbook, please contact me. I love new projects!
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Numbers, Science, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading