I student taught in Kindergarten and Third Grade which is also where I've taught full time!! I assisted with First, Second and Third grade reading groups, which I loved, before landing my Third Grade position. In Third Grade I incorporated hands-on activities and problem-solving based math problems to help all my students pass the VA Sol test :) and they had a fun year getting there! I'm starting my 2nd year as an ELL cluster Kindergarten teacher which is more fun than I could have imagined. I have had a blast bringing vocabulary and hands-on activities into our daily schedule and my students left Kindergarten enjoying school and reading in English!
My lessons are student-centered and guided. I bring in real objects and experiences because I know students in our inner city school don't have all the background knowledge we wish they had. I have a print-rich environment and I share books and read alouds with the students everyday. I want them to reach their full potential and that starts with enjoying school. :)
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My husband and I got married in July 2010 and have been happily married since. He is supportive of my teaching career and while we don't have any children of our own right now, I love spending my days with students!!