For the last five years, I have been a Title One teacher. Most of my time has been spent helping students improve their foundational reading skills. Prior to that, I taught second grade for ten years and third grade for a year.
Reading is my thing! I enjoy helping students decipher and understand the Alphabetic Principle. In addition to directly and explicitly teaching the core basics of reading, I enjoy finding creative activities to help students practice these skills in ways that make reading fun. I've found that Teachers Pay Teachers has been an excellent resource for activities to help students extend and practice their emergent reading skills. I hope that my materials will help you in your quest to do this also!
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B.A. History, M.Ed. Reading
My husband, two college-aged daughters, and I live on acreage in south-central Idaho that was homesteaded by my grandparents. Although my husband is a practicing attorney and I'm a teacher, we raise about thirty sheep, sixteen yaks, six dogs, an untold number of barn cats and a number of free range heritage turkeys and chickens that falls somewhere in the low double digits. As a result, we always seem to find ourselves in the midst of some sort of animal drama. You haven't lived until you've tried to convince a Himalayan yak to go back into the pasture or found an escapee sheep napping in the shade on your patio! I have a seven mile, ten minute commute to school where my biggest rush hour challenge seems to be negotiating the slow moving farm implements traveling along my path. Life here is simple and good.