I have worked with children for over ten years. After graduating with a bachelors in English from UConn in 2004, I taught pre-k for 2 years. After pre-k, I worked as a tutorial specialist focused mainly on teaching phonics. As of December 2012 I have my Masters and certification in elementary education, and currently I am teaching kindergarten. I have some experience with 4th and 5th grade because that is where I completed my student teaching assignments. I love to create worksheets and educational enhancements from scratch to meet my own (or others... i like to help) classroom needs.
My teaching style is strict but fun. I think classroom management is super important, and in order for a classroom to run smoothly, management must be worked on from the beginning. I like to work with my kindergarteners in groups and I create a lot of my own materials to go along with the curriculum that I am given.
I don't have any official honors or awards, but (get ready for corny), I really feel honored when people want to use my creations in their own classrooms and I feel rewarded when I see my kindergarteners learning because I taught them! But really, I absolutely LOVE teaching and I can not wait to work in a public school so I can fill my classroom to the brim with excitement for learning!
Bachelors in English from Uconn Masters and Connecticut certification in elementary education from Southern Connecticut State University
I love anything crafty! I have recently discovered nail art. Food... cooking it and eating it... is also really great :) Now that I am done with school I am excited to start the next chapter of my life! visit my blog at http://dotdotdotellipsisrequired.blogspot.com/ A lot of the fonts that I use are free downloads... they are amazing, check them out here http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Handwriting, Phonics