I started teaching Kindergarten in 1998. I taught my first two years in a sheltered English only classroom and Spanish ever since! My entire teaching career has been in Kindergarten! The school I teach at now has gone from the Early Exit model, to DUAL Language 2 way 90/10, back to Late Exit for our Spanish kiddos and now to Early exit. One day I hope to teach preschool and loop up to Kinder if it ever becomes an option. I received my BA in Education in 1997. I have minors in Reading & English as a 2nd Language I received my Masters in teaching reading to Kinder and 1st grade Students in 2000.
Child based learning, interactive learning centers
2013: I applied and received a $5000 grant for 8 Dell Latitude Tablets to use in the classroom! Office comes loaded and you can go back and forth between tablet mode and office. Mimio is also installed so the students can play all of the Mimio games I have! LOVE THEM! 2010: I applied and received the TL21 (Teaching & Learning in the 21st century) $10,000 teaching Grant through WA State OSPI for my kindergarten classroom to integrate technology. In my classroom we use independent student stations where we use the MIMIO activities I have created here as well as the PowerPoints. I was able to purchase: 1. Turning Technology Response systems or (Clickers- as my children call them). 2. Hot Dots Pens and stickers 3. Mimio Pad 4. New Document Camera 5. Camera & Video Camera
BA in Education MA in Education Minor in Reading Minor in ESL
I am married with 2 children. I teach kindergarten full time in an all Spanish Speaking classroom. I teach in an Early Exit school, but my classroom receives 90% of instruction in Spanish. I was just recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but it has only slowed me down, not deterred me. I am only more determined to beat this! :-) I love teaching and being a wife and mother. I am also a twin to another kindergarten teacher who teaches in the same district. We are often confused for one another. LOL!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Education, Basic Reading, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Place Value, Phonics