I have been teaching for around 10 years! I've taught Music, PreK, Head Start and Kindergarten.
I believe that building relationships is the most important aspect of teaching. Establishing meaningful connections with each one of my students is my number one goal! I believe in natural consequences for teaching children that mistakes are a normal part of the learning process. Through modeling and by having high, but realistic expectations, we can teach children life-long skills to give them the best chance for success, right now and in the future!
Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Northern Colorado
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Virginia Tech
I started as a teacher's assistant for the first 5 years
completed my education in 2012 and began by teaching journey as a kindergarten teacher, hence the name, Kindergarten Nation. The next year I became involved with the Head Start program and have been teaching a mixed-age group of 4-6 year olds ever since!
My products are designed to help spark young children's creativity in a variety of subjects. I believe learning can and should be fun and the best learning happens when children are given the right materials and allowed to simply play with them!
I love combining my passions of music, art and teaching in the classroom!
I believe music and the arts engage young minds and get students way more excited about learning! This confidence, I believe, is what promotes life-long learners, because it make learning so FUN! As a teacher of young children and as a person with a background in music and the arts, I hope to preserve young children's creativity while teaching core academic subjects like reading, writing, and math. I do my best to guide the tiny humans I teach as they explore the world!Visit KindergartenNation.com for printables, activities, and ideas for early learning!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Special Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), Other, Life Skills, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics, Women's History Month