I have 4 years experience in a Pre-K setting. I completed my student teaching in a full day kindergarten program. After receiving my teaching license I taught a Title I Math Program to 3rd through 6th graders for 1 year. I then moved into a first grade classroom where I taught for 4 years before having my first child and taking a leave of absence that turned into becoming a stay-at-home mom. Since my first child was born, I have been a freelance writer and have been published in "Teaching Tolerance" and "Family Fun" magazines.
I teach according to student interests. I follow the curriculum set up by the school but I allow time for curiosity and exploring things that grab the interest of the students. I also incorporate art into most subjects because I believe that hands on activities increase recall of subject matter. I also love to incorporate picture books into lesson plans. Children love to be read to and reading about a new topic will generate excitement for what is to come!
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I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Denver with a degree in Child Development and Elementary Education. I completed my graduate work at the University of Denver with a degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Phonics