I have taught first grade for 5 and 1/2 years! Although, I am going to sadly miss it, because I am moving to 3rd grade this coming school year. I am excited to begin a new journey in 3rd grade!!
I love learning centers! For every major subject, I teach 20 minutes whole group and then the remaining class I run one center. The children rotate through the four centers by the end of the week leaving one day for assessment. For the whole group time, I may be introducing a new objective, completing a bellringer, playing educational games on the promethean board, etc...
I was the grade level head for first grade for 5 1/2 years. I was also lead teacher for the school for two of those years.
I was born and raised in Gulfport, Ms and graduated from the Gulfport school district. I then went to the University of Southern Mississippi. I now work in the Gulfport school District teaching at Pass Road Elementary School.
I just completed my National Board Certification!!! Cross your fingers for me...I'll find out in November :)!
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