This is my 5th year teaching. I student taught second grade inclusion and special ed. resource. From there, I taught 1st grade academically advanced. My next year, I taught 4th grade science and social studies. Two years ago, I was the 5th grade special ed./ inclusion teacher. I co-taught all subjects with the general ed. teachers. Last year, I worked with 4th and 5th grade special ed. students working below grade level, 4th grade inclusion, and did reading and math interventions. This year, I am teaching 3rd grade reading and social studies. I haven't done the same thing two years in a row, so that's forced me to adapt and grow.
Anything that works! Working with special education students (all students, for that matter), I have to try a little bit of everything to best meet the needs of my kids. I prefer hands on learning, but I know that drilling works for some skills. I LOVE technology, and incorporate it as much as possible. I sing and chant with my students all the time. Like I said, I'll do anything!
2012-2013 Teacher of the Year, school level
I graduated from the University of New Orleans in December 2009, with dual certification in Mild/Moderate Special Education (gr 1-12) and Early Childhood Education (PK-3). I recently completed requirements for an add-on certification in Elementary Ed (1-5).
In addition to my school children, I just had my first actual baby in August 2012. He's completely rearranged my priorities, and I love spending my free time (haha) with him. My husband and I have been married more than 3 years. I love my two boys with all of my heart!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Special Education, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Earth Day, Informational Text