I have been teaching for 9 years. 2 years in a 3/4 PreK, 4 years in first grade and 3 years in Kindergarten.
I believe in a student centered learning environment. We learn through hands on use of manipulatives, centers, shared reading & writing. We work on the Daily 5 & guided reading.
Presenter ACE Forum, Chicago 2012 Heart of the School Award-Early Childhood, 2012-2013 (Archdiocese of Chicago)
2001-2005, BA from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana 2005-2007 M.Ed from DePaul University 2011-2012 ESL Endorsement from University of Notre Dame
Professional Memberships: IL-ASCD ASCD IRC
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Other (ELA), Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day