Shelli: This will be my 9th year teaching. My first year was crazy, but I was so excited to be teaching! I started out doing Title One for part of the day, and 7th and 8th grade Language Arts for the rest of the day. Mid-year they split the first grade class and I switched from Title to 1st, and still did Jr. High as well! After that crazy year I am very excited to say that I have been living out my dreams in 1st grade! I have also been on the RTI leadership committee for the last six years. Brittany: This will be my sixth year in second grade. I absolutely LOVE it! I think kids are amazing at this age. They are so willing and eager to learn.
We believe in meeting the needs of the whole child in a hands-on classroom with integrated curriculum. Our goal is to create an environment that makes our kiddos excited to come to school every day.
We feel awarded every time we see that light bulb go off! We are lucky enough to teach at an age where we see non-readers become voracious readers.
We both have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
Shelli and I feel very blessed by TPT and are very excited to be a part of it.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading