I have been teaching since 2001. The first 2 years I spent teaching full day kindergarten. Since then I have been teaching wonderful little 6-7 year olds in first grade!
I love to keep kids moving and grooving. I do what I can to make an activity that gets them thinking and moving. I think of myself more as a coach some days. =)
I was chosen to write our first writing curriculum from scratch (for first grade) a few years back as well as became an official Step Up to Writing Trainer. I worked closely with 1 other first grade teacher to rewrite our math curriculum to align with the new Common Core Standards this past summer.
Graduated with honors with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 2001. Graduated in 2007 with a 4.0 from Penn State University with a Masters in Teaching and Curriculum (with having my first baby in the middle of the master's program! Not quite sure how, but I look at it as quite an achievement!)! :P
I'm a busy mom of 2 little boys---ages 7 and 3! :) Stop by my blog for more ideas and freebies! www.rulintheroost.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Health, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community