I taught first grade for 4 1/2 years (I was a mid-year hire) at a low-socioeconomic school. I then earned my gifted endorsement and taught a combination 4th and 5th grade gifted class in language arts and math. After that I taught in the United Arab Emirates for almost 5 years before coming back to the States to teach second grade.
Every year I am growing and changing, adapting to the needs of my class. I use a variety of approaches and try to differentiate as much as possible. I teach my math using a rotation schedule meeting with a high, medium, and low group daily and I supplement my reading basal with an additional readers' workshop. I have also implemented self-paced spelling which is still a project in the works.
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B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University
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