I have taught first grade for 7 years. I student taught in fourth grade and had field experience in second and third grade. Before teaching I worked in preschool with children from birth to 5 years of age.
I teach in a balanced literacy school. I love teaching mini-lessons and then letting the students explore the concepts through station work (Daily 5). I conference daily with my students in reading and writing and we self-assess regularly.
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I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri in 2005. I have since received my Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Southeast Missouri State University.
Check out my blog at www.hogansfirstgrade.blogspot.com
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