I am a NBCT with 35 years of experience in K-3 and middle school math. I currently teach full day Kindergarten. My classroom is a miniature United Nations, with 9 children speaking languages other than English. I am passionate about Kindergarten, as I feel this year is critical in setting the foundation for all future learning. I own a private tutoring business. I have a strong background in math and have created math materials for all levels of instruction for my elementary school, as we believe in consistency of instruction for our students.
I am a very hands-on teacher, specializing in integrated curriculum. I prefer creating my own materials to using materials straight out of a box, because I believe in differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of my students.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher. My Kindergarten Kids won first place in the National Scholastic/Points of Life 2010 Be Big in Your Community project. I taught the first full day Kindergarten class in my community. Research I conducted was cited in the legislation of full day Kindergarten in New Mexico, Maine and Massachusetts.
MS + 60 hours in Elementary Education. Endorsements in Early Childhood and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Please visit my website at www.teddybearteacher.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Early Intervention