I taught first grade for 8 years, 2nd grade for 2 years, and am currently teaching 3rd grade. I love teaching primary grades and making a difference. I create materials that engage my students in critical thinking, building background knowledge, creativity, and that provide experiences that they may never have in our rural town.
Teaching with a focus on literacy skills: vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and fluency provides focused, explicit, and purposeful instruction. Using high interest topics and technology ensures student engagement without the fuss or fluff we sometimes feel pressured into. Students enjoy and remember lessons that are on interesting topics and allow them to be creative.
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Masters in Early Childhood Education
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, School Psychology, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading