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, 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, 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