I have 5 years of experience in 3rd grade and am currently teaching my second year of 2nd grade.
I hope instill a growth mindset by giving my students challenging material that lends itself to critical and independent thinking. My style includes a lot of modeling and self guided practice. I try to incorporate play and use of manipulatives into most lessons to develop a strong understanding of concepts taught.
Teacher of the year in 2016
I have a BA in Elementary Education and Mild/Moderate Special Education
I have SUCH a love for learning. I am absolutely addicted to pod casts. While I am teaching, I will constantly share with my students fun new information learned from what I have most recently heard. I hope that my love is infectious. I want my students to see my passion and get excited too. I love chocolate. I always have a stash of cocoa roasted almonds in my classroom. There is constantly music playing in my classroom. Spotify playlists are the best. We listen to strings versions of popular songs. It lets us have fun but not get too distracted.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading, Classroom Community