I have been teaching 1st grade, 2nd grade and ESL for the past 7 years in public school. Just this past school year I decided to take a leap of faith. I left the public school system and now teach at own my own school where I run a homeschool program for grades PreK through 6th grade as well as elementary after-school tutoring.
I believe that my "style" of teaching must be very flexible and change according to the various needs of my students. With that said, I believe that all students in elementary grades benefit from movement and hands-on learning. My lessons include singing, moving and touching and manipulating things as much as possible.
Although I do not have any fancy awards or honors, I do feel that I am honored and rewarded each day I see a smile on a student's face when they learn and understand something new that I taught them!
After high school I attended college and 4 years later with a bachelor's in fashion merchandising and business. I did not realize my passion for teaching until my first son was born and I had already recieved my 1st bachelor's degree. Upon realizing that I had a need to teach, I jumped right back into college and 2 years later recieved another bachelor's in elementary education. Since then I have also returned to college for my ESL certification as well as a certification in early childhood.
I am a wife and mother of two handsome boys ages 6 and 9. I love working with children and have a passion for knowledge. Through teaching we as teachers also learn many things along the way. My motto is Hand in Hand, We all Learn.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading