I have been teaching first grade for four years and love it now more than ever! I use a balanced literacy approach and have been implementing Common Core Standards for the last three years.
One of my core pedagogies is that no matter how many students I have, the core of what I'm teaching should be at their level. Most of the lessons and resources I create and will be making available to you will show that through various differentiations. I am not a perfectionist and believe in making things accessible to teachers of all styles so my direct input is pretty scarce. My products are intended as resources for you to personalize for your classrooms and kiddos.
Kansas Horizon Award Winner 2011
I was home schooled from 3rd grade through high school so I have a unique perspective in my public school classroom. I graduated from Emporia State University in 2010 with my bachelor's in Elementary Education. Since then, I have added an ESL certification to my licensure and am currently working on my Masters in Instructional Technology through Fort Hays State University.
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English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, World Language, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, For All Subjects, Informational Text, American Sign Language, Phonics, Close Reading