I taught first grade for 30 years, and recently retired to work on writing children's books, provide professional development for teachers, and work on my TPT store!
I try to create a classroom environment where everyone feels safe and welcome, and where every child feels like they are THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! I truly believe laughter is the best medicine, and movement is the key to learning when you are little...so...we giggle and wiggle...ALOT in first grade!
1997 Giant Eagle Class Act Award 2005-2006 Honoree Teacher Excellence Center 2006-2007 Honoree Teacher Excellence Center 2012 Outstanding Educator Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce 2013 Giant Eagle Class Act Award
I have a Bachelors degree in Elemetary Education, and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, both from Youngstown State University.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community, Social Emotional Learning