1 year teaching English to kindergartners in Thailand. Going into my 5th year teaching at an awesome Charter School to a large population of ESL students.The first three years I taught kindergarten but my heart always wanted to move to first grade! This school year will be my second year teaching first grade at the same awesome charter school.
Differentiate, differentiate, differentiate! I remember being bored in school while we had to wait for everyone to write the same thing on our papers while my peer next to me was frantically catching up. Every person is different and so is every student. I am working on differentiating the best I can in my class for each and every student, and yes it's a work in progress! I also like to give students choices in their learning whenever possible!
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I always wanted to be a teacher but was a little lost as an eighteen year old and started college as a math major! I still love math and I love teaching it to first graders over all!
I live with my husband and our two kitties in Northern California! On my spare time I love to garden, craft, read, cook, do yoga and of course create great learning activities for my first graders!
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