I have taught 4th grade math for 8 1/2 years. I currently use the Common Core Standards for the framework of all instruction in my classroom.
My class always begins with a warm up of content that students must know, students usually respond with dry-erase boards and slates. They always answer a word problem using Singapore Problem-Solving Strategies. Then our class is ready to begin, I make the "I CAN" statement clear to all students so they know their objective. I use some type of engagement everyday... video, song, demonstration... something to get their attention and help them understand the math. I teach using small group stations; math with yourself, math with teacher, math with computer, and math with a partner. I am very hands on and expect my students to be.
PRISM Teaching award 2012
B.S. 2007 Eastern Kentucky University M.A. 2011 University of Cumberlands
I am happily married to my husband Mark. We have 2 children; Luke and Jack. My husband farms, so when I am not doing teacher and mommy things I am helping him. I love to teach, read, and spend time on Lake Cumberland.