I have been a teacher most of my adult life--almost exclusively in the elementary school setting. After taking a few years off to raise my own children and get my Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy, I am back to teaching once again, spending part of my time directing and running my own academic-based preschool and the rest of my work day creating directed-play-based curriculum for preschoolers and kindergartners. I love my job--it keeps me young!
No two children are alike, and no two lessons should be alike, either! I vary my approach, to appeal to my different kinds of learners. A typical day has us move from a hands-on project, to music-based learning, to a whole-body exercise, to a "sit and see" activity. We are never bored, because I teach my students to choose not to be--there are too many things to think about and do to ever be bored!
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I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BaE degree in Education, Reading, and Learning Resources in the late 1990's. I have since gone on the get my Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy. I have worked as both teacher and Children's Librarian/Media Specialist for grades Pre-K to 6th grade.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Environment, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Mathematics, Religion, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Library Skills, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics