I have had many experiences in the classroom. I taught my own pre-k class (2yo), observations and volunteering in kindergarten classrooms (soon to do my final internship in kindergarten as well), my first internship in fifth grade, my second internship in 9-10 intensive reading, and numerous amounts of hours volunteering and observing in ESE & ESOL classrooms. Though I have not had my own elementary classroom, I have had many experiences and have created all my own worksheets, tests, and more. Now I would like to share them with you.
I have a very hands on teaching style. Just like my quote, if the students are not involved in their learning, they are not going to retain the information we teach.
I have been awarded the Citizen Scholar Award from PHCC with my Associates Degree. I am also a part of KDP (Alpha Betta Zeta chapter of USFSP)
My early education was bounced around from school to school, while fifth grade through high school was homeschooling. Homeschool had its benefits and downfalls for me. I was a very lazy student because I was the oldest of the four being taught and we did not have the right materials for me to be learning. I took the matter into my own hands and started teaching my siblings instead. This gave me the opportunity to learn through doing and teaching it to others. (this is what really got me into teaching!!) After attempting to get into high school (mom did not keep records very well), I ended up with my GED at the age of 18 and went straight into PHCC where I got my AA Degree. I am now graduating from USFSP college of Education in May 2015 with my Bachelors of Science in Education with reading endorsement, ESE and ESOL certification (K-12) and General Education k-6.
I will be graduating from USFSP in May of 2015 with my Bachelor's of Science Degree and plan on working in an elementary school for a few years before I go back to USFSP for my Master's in Human Services. My plans have been taught by me and other teachers that have loved them before I knew about TpT. Now I am only looking to help other teachers as well as gain a little financial backup while I am in my final internship. Thank you for your support and hope the plans work for you as well as they did for me and the other teachers.