I've taught in a regular classroom setting, grades K-4, for the past 26 years. I also have experience working with inclusion and special education students.
I believe in doing it all. Small groups and conferring do wonders for young children but also teaching to the whole group at once is beneficial, too. I love using games, centers, and technology as much as possible. When possible, I like doing "contracts" where students work at their own pace through a skill with guidance from me when they have their required "check in" conference.
I was named "Teacher of the Year" in 2000 and became a semi-finalist for my school district's title. I've been nominated three times since then and have been in the "Top 3" for my school each time. In addition, I've received other awards such as "Chick-Fil-A's" student recognition award.
I'm currently in my 12th year at the same school and have been in the same school system since I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in 1990. I have my undergrad in Elementary Education, my Masters in Elementary Education, my Specialists Degree in Leadership/Administration. I also have my TSS endorsement.
When I'm not teaching, I love being a Mom!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Music, Physical Education, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community