This is my 12th year teaching but my first year in second grade--oh, second grade, where have you been my whole life (okay, my whole teaching career)??!! I have fallen head-over-heels in love with second grade and the kiddos with whom I get to spend my days! Before this I spent seven years in kindergarten (my first true love of teaching), two years in first grade, one in third grade, and one in Title I reading intervention. Early elementary is certainly where I feel confident and capable!
Without elaborating, here are my main focuses: authentic literacy, cross curricular integration, flexible seating, brain breaks, brain-research backed practices, guided reading, organized and a tad OCD but also flexible enough to "go with the flow" when needed, goofy, light-hearted, differentiation and small-group or individual format as much as possible!
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BS in Elementary Education with a kindergarten endorsement from Ball State University (Muncie, IN)--2005 MAE in Elementary Education with a reading specialist focus from Ball State University (Muncie, IN)--2007
I'm a mama to two boys (preparing to adopt a sibling set of little ladies soon!), wife to my high-sweetheart, child of God, and learning how to be a farm girl. We live a pretty simple life compared to some but wouldn't trade any of it for the world!