I have taught first grade for 3 years and love it. Before teaching I was a food service manager in a nursing home. Teaching is something I always wanted to do and so I did it. Followed my dreams.
I am a very hands on teacher. Meaning, I like to let my students explore with learning. I use lots of different hands on materials. I like the students to be able to be involved and use discussion to determine the meaning of what they are learning. I feel this helps them understand the concept quicker and lets them own their own learning.
I received my bachelors degree from Alfred University in Alfred, NY. My masters was online through Concordia university Portland, OR with a concentration in special education.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Basic Math, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community