I am an Ontario-trained and certified teacher. This is my first year teaching in an SK/1 classroom. Previously, I taught Grades 1/2 for 3 years. I also teach English as a Second Language every summer for a local university. I have experience teaching every grade at the elementary level - as well as a high school English and ESL teacher in a remote community on the coast of James Bay!
I am becoming more inspired by natural, Reggio Emilia, inquiry-based learning, and technology-integration. My classroom integrates expectations of self regulation, kindness, and social justice. I believe in focusing on student work - not on cute clipart (also, it keeps them focused on completing the learning task). My literacy programming includes Words Their Way, The Daily 5, CAFE, and Sound Skills. My Math programming is highly-interactive and utilized BUILD Math centers. See more about my teaching journey at http://misslaidlaw.blogspot.ca/.
I am an Ontario-trained and -certified teacher with primary, junior, intermediate, and senior qualifications. I am also qualified in Special Education and English as a Second Language. I hold a B.A. Arts Honours and a Bachelor of Education.
I joined TPT as a seller in July 2014!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Instrumental Music, Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, en Français, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Dance, Easter, Place Value, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics