I am currently teaching Kindergarten. I have had experience in several other grades at the elementary level including 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades.
My style includes hands on engagement and higher order learning. I teach cross curricular lessons based on Common Core Standards. I teach using Whole Brain Teaching strategies and I implement parts of the Daily 5 in order to differentiate in my classroom! I am learning more and more about technology and embrace the 21st century learner in each of my students!
I was named the Literacy Undergraduate Student of the Year at my institution, Western Kentucky University, in 2011.
I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I often attend professional development well past the mandatory hours simply because I love to learn new strategies for the classroom. I have my masters degree in School Counseling.
I love to learn new things and always looking for fun and engaging lessons for my Kindergarten kiddos!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Phonics