Hi, I started teaching in 2004. I have taught kinder - 8th, thanks to a few combo classes! I've district hopped three times, and that has given me a lot of insight into the needs of various communities and the teachers who work there.
Being super dorky has really helped me in the classroom! I'll sing, dance, or do both to refocus my group. They roll with laughter and are ultimately drawn in by my antics. They have no idea they were just fooled into focusing! (Let's keep that our little secret. ;)
Graduated with honors, Named as a top 100 teacher blogger by feedspot: www.peasinapodlessons.com
BS Liberal Studies, CSU Northridge; Multiple Subject Clear Credential; Masters of Education in Cross Cultural Education; Preschool Teaching Certificate
My favorite grades to teach are kinder, third, and fifth. In CA, kinder is a half day. (It's a full day for the teacher because you teach and then help with the other class. However, since the kids are only there for half the day, they are not exhausted!) I like third because they are mature enough to focus for a longer period of time but are still young enough to be super sweet. Fifth is also awesome because they have a more adult like sense of humor but aren't preteen sassy...yet! Check out my brand new blog at www.peasinapodlessons.com
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