I am about to begin my 15th year teaching first grade.
I use balanced literacy. My day starts with familiar reading, shared reading,guided reading, and read alouds. And that's all before 10:45! I use as much differeniation and cooperative learning as I can. I try to make sure to include all modalities when I compose a lesson.
I have my National Board certification in reading.
I graduated from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro in 1999 with a BSE.
I have a wonderful daughter who is 25 years old and a recruiter for a university.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, European History, World History, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community