This is my eighth year teaching in sunny Florida. I have taught first grade for four years and this is my fourth year in kindergarten. I love this age because they make me laugh EVERY day!
Learning begins with a warm and safe environment for the kids. My teaching style is energetic and positive. I have found the more positive things I focus on, the less negative I come across.
I have been fortunate enough to be supported on sites such as Donors Choose and Adopt a Classroom. While these are not awards, I would like to acknowledge how much they have helped my classroom success.
I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I attended the Tampa campus.
I grew up in a small town from Michigan. By the time I was in Middle School, my family and I moved down to Florida where we have stayed ever since. I enjoy crafting, sketching, reading, black coffee, movies, and spending time with my family. I have an eight year old son who makes my heart melt.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading