I have been teaching for 9 years. My first year I spent teaching first grade. Then I went to a different school and taught kindergarten for 4 years and 4th grade for a year. My school closed so I taught 2nd grade and I decided to go back to kindergarten last year. Let's just say I really love teaching kindergarten! For five years, I taught at a Reading First School and received intense training in reading instructional strategies. I also have an M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
In my classroom, I use cooperative learning strategies and I try to create a soothing atmosphere with a variety of student lead stations/centers. Many of the activities I do in my classroom are hands-on. Additionally, I use guided reading, and guided math daily.
There isn't many rewards for excellent teachers other than students enjoying learning.
I am a certified K-6 teacher with extensive training in reading instruction.
I have served on my states math textbook adoption committee and the state Teacher-of-the-Year selection committee. The past two summers I had the opportunity to be on the state Service Personel of the Year selection committee.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Easter, Spring, Handwriting