I have taught first grade for 22 years, and was originally a bilingual (Spanish/English) teacher prior to Prop 227 in California. I developed the So Simple Sightwords Program that is in use throughout the US in classrooms and homes. I have a free website, www.sosimplefirstgrade.com, with free resources for teachers. I enjoy creating resources that help teachers and students alike!
I tend to be a "right-brain", activity-oriented teacher as much as possible. I begin each day with about 70-80 first graders and special ed students in my classroom to teach music/dance (PE), cross-brain actitivies to prepare for learning, then teach the sight word program to the whole group! Much of my day is spent using Daily 5/small group/task-oriented experiences to individualize learning. Even after 22 years at this grade level, I am learning and changing every day!
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BA-Oral Roberts University-Elementary Education, Spanish minor MS-National University-Educational Leadership
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Phonics