I have been teaching first grade in Virginia for 11 years. I am also a certified reading specialist. I have my masters degree in Reading, Language, and Literacy. Not only do I love my job and my students, but I LOVE to create new documents, activities, and anything else I can think of. I finally figured - why not post them for everyone else?! I've also begun creating clip art as LG Doodles. Check it out. :)
If you walk into my room, you will most likely see small groups of students doing various learning activities. My reading and math instruction is done in small, flexible workshop groups. My writing instruction is based on the foundations of Lucy Calkins, while integrating 6+1 writing traits into my minilessons. I love working with small groups, while also promoting independence through other activities.
Masters of Education, Curriculum & Instruction: Reading, Language, Literacy, NBCT, Reading Teacher of the Year
Undergraduate: Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA Graduate: The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Creator of LG Doodles Digital Clip Art
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics