I've had 11 years of teaching experience. They range from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.
I typically give a pre-assessment before I teach math standards. This enables me to group my kids into small groups. Depending on the pre-assessment I will have my class divided into flexible two-three small groups. I definitely teach my kids how to be independent while I'm working with a different small group. In response to what I teach that that day in each group my students may have different math homework. Each child is working at their own proficiency level and I have to teach where they are. I don't believe most curriculum's can provide the differentiation that is needed for my kind of classroom so I create my own!
Teacher of the Year for my school in 2011.
I was taught in public school in K-12. I wouldn't have it any other way. I graduated from Chico State in 2004. I received my teaching credential in 2005 and have been teaching ever since.
That's about it.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Place Value, Informational Text, Handwriting