I am a primary teacher at a little school just off the beach in sunny Florida! This is my 12th year teaching. I am currently teaching a 1/2 combo. I taught 1st grade forever but and have tutored or taught summer school for all grades from PreK to 5th!
I am a hands-on teacher. I am not a fan of basal readers, workbooks or worksheets. Most of the time I am sitting on the floor working with my students. The majority of my day is spent teaching small groups so Daily 5 and Math Stations are a perfect fit for my class! I am a bit OCD so I am obsessed with baskets, bins and anything that is color coded!
Teacher of the Year 2014, Teacher of the Quarter 2008 & 2015
National Board Certification BS in Elementary Ed from Indiana State University (2004) BS in Business Administration from University of Southern Indiana (2001)
Come check out more about my teaching at blog at http://sunshinesandandscissors.blogspot.com and my classroom blog at http://gilbertfirstgrade.blogspot.com!
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Science, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics