I have 25 years of teaching experience in preschool in the private school setting, preschool in the public school setting, first grade, and second grade. The majority of my teaching years was spent in the first grade classroom.
I loved to have student up and moving around the classroom. The more activity the better! I preferred to use hands-on activities rather than paper and pencil. I believe students need to grow in their love of learning (and school) before they can succeed in academics. Luckily, most first graders are happy to be at school and are ready for new challenges.
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I attended Indiana University/Purdue University in Fort Wayne, In
I retired from teaching this year! I will certainly miss all the wonderful little notes my students made for me, and watching their faces light up when they mastered a skill for the first time, but I am looking forward to new adventures and more family time. I frequently used products from TpT with my students. I always dreamed of posting lessons..."When I had the time." Now I have the time! I am looking forward to sharing some tried and true activities that my students loved.