I have been teaching for 13 years. I taught 1 year in 1st grade and this is my 12th year teaching Kindergarten!
I am a nurturing and loving teacher that likes to have fun! I thrive on structure, but also like to teaching lessons that are engaging and fun for my students. I use hands on materials, manipulatives and technology to engage my students.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Childhood Generalist :)
I graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Elementary Education 2005! I also have a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology!
I am a determined person and can and will do anything I set my mind to. My 2 boys and my husband are my heart and the only reason I live, breathe, and smile each day. I'm a Kindergarten teacher to 22 wonderful babies who get more time with me than my own kids. I spend any extra "free" time creating resources for my classroom and other teachers! Check out my blog Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners for ideas and resources to help you in the classroom!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Health, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics