We have over fifteen years of combined elementary teaching experience. Having met as teacher partners, we developed a quick friendship with a shared passion for creating content that reaches beyond the confines of our own classrooms. We have enjoyed generating ideas together and sharing those "tips and tricks" with our colleagues. We are excited to collaborate on the TpT forum!
Our store is based entirely on menus! Each menu has options, and this means that our learners are continuously empowered through choice! They develop ownership over which menu items they choose, so each activity suits their own level of interest. While our learners get to "Click and Chews" their options, the menus are up to us as their teachers as an avenue for differentiation! The menus allow us to set parameters for student options, ensuring that all activities are standards-based and address our learners’ individual levels of readiness and ability. This also requires that students show accountability for finishing their whole “meal” in a structured approach. Whether the children are choosing holiday centers, a math technology activity, or a new skill or strategy for reading, our "Click and Chews" provides each student with an opportunity to explore new learning in both a fun and focused approach!
From speaking at the national level to publishing teacher research in academic journals, perhaps our greatest honor is having a daily opportunity to connect with children and their families as we watch them grow and learn under our care!
Among the two of us, we hold: two B.A.s in English, a B.A. in Psychology, two M.A.s in Reading and Language Arts, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. We also hold two certifications in Elementary Education (Grades K-6), a certification in English Education (Grades 7-12), and a certification in Supervision/Administration. We are proud alumnae of the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut, as well as Central Connecticut State University and University of Connecticut respectively.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Order of Operations, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Place Value, Phonics