I'm in my EIGHTH year of teaching - Time FLIES when you're having FUN! After 7 years in 2nd Grade, I made the decision to step down into PreK. We are having a blast and I've found my love for teaching again after a rough, rough year! 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!" In PreK, I'm learning it's all about enthusiasm and play! We learn through play and discovery daily. We love to explore and interact. It amazes me how quickly these little minds soak in new information.
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