I have taught first grade for 12 years and I love teaching this grade! I taught a year of second grade and a year of pre-school. First Grade is where my heart is.
Using "hands on" activities and manipulatives really teach students to "think" and create independently. I find these are very effective.
Team Chairman, Activities Director, Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
University of Central Florida
I am married with two children and two dogs. I love to laugh and inspire.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics