I started my teaching career as a 5th grade teacher, and soon after became a kindergarten teacher for 16 years. Three years ago, I had the desire for 'change' and moved to 2nd grade.
I believe that all kids should be given opportunities to practice (whatever it is that they are learning) from the learning modality that best fits them. I have a natural ability for creating, therefore, I provide lots of visuals whether it be drawings, hands on manipulatives to demonstrate/model, and/or simply acting it out. My philosophy of teaching is simple ... creating an environment in which my students feel that can learn from their mistakes, can learn from one another, and can be successful at whatever they do.
Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development certificate
I graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. I have a CLAD certificate which allows me to work with second language learners.
I am native to southern California. I am married and have two beautiful girls who stole my heart one hot day August of 2003. Aside from being a classroom teaching, I love to sew, travel, and laugh. I also sell on etsy @KimberleeBelle.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Spring, End of Year