I have been a teacher for 31 years. My first classroom was on the tiny island of Guam. After teaching Kindergarten for 21 years, I was finally promoted to 1st grade. I have been happily teaching 1st for 10 years now, I love it! Every year I have proclaimed this is the best class I've ever had. This, to me, is proof that I am doing what I am meant to do! TEACHING 1st GRADE! I am currently teaching my last group of students, RETIREMENT...coming soon!
My school has been named Apple Distinguished school for 2014-2016. Our honor will be extended to 2019 as we have been awarded Apple Distinguished school, again. I am and have been on the school's Apple team. I am also an Apple Teacher. Our teachers are encouraged to use technology as much as possible. So, I use a lot of iPad activities to teach. Most of the worksheets that I create can be easily used on an app called SHOWBIE. It takes a bit to get used to, but once your kids figure it out, it saves time, paper, and money. I have been creating iPad games for the app Tiny Tap, lately. Anyone can do this and it is super fun. It is a tremendous resource for teachers, too. Check it out! Here's my Tiny Tap profile: https://www.tinytap.it/community/profile/sandersj/
I have been named Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014! I'm very humbled. It is an awesome experience to be recognized by your co-workers for doing what you love! Other Awards I have received: Teacher of the Year candidate for my district in 1998-1999. Teacher of the Year 2001-2002 Showbie Champion Tiny Tap Trusted Teacher
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English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics