It'll be my FIFTH year teaching 2nd grade (in the fall) in a metro suburb located in Northeastern Oklahoma. I have so much to learn but I as create documents helpful in my classroom, I hope to share those & help other teachers. Visit my IG account: @secondgradestretch Twitter: SwartzLindsay Pinterest: Lindsay Sedersten
In 2nd Grade, manipulatives and hands on learning is by far the most effective route for learning new concepts/ideas. We get up and move, we dance, take breaks and perhaps have a 2-3 minutes "rest" to calm now and then. But, it can't be all movement and activity either. I love to facilitate their learning and discovery but I also like to connect our concepts to their world - It makes fractions or reading strategies so much more meaningful when their little eyes can help make a mental connection of, "Oh! I've seen that before!"
Rising Star Award from my previous school for the 2013-2014 School year, voted on by my peers.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University - Elementary Education One year completed at Houghton College - Dual Program Elementary Education/Special Education
Born & raised in Western New York, Graduate of a St. Louis, MO area high school and currently an "Okie" -- always growing and learning how I can become a better educator.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Presidents' Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading