Katie is an energetic 1st grade teacher, key-note speaker, and author of the award winning blog Teacher to the Core! She has been teaching 1st and 2nd grade since the year 2000 and gets more excited each year about creating new curriculum for the new faces that come through her door!
If I can make learning a game, joyful, or fun then my students will be happy to learn!
PTA Creative Idea Honor
Bachelors and Masters from California Baptist University
Teaching can be tough. I hear you! I have been there. But let me tell you, having curriculum you are excited about, and that directly supports the Common Core, can really make teaching joyful!. I hope you find that here. I love my job, my family, Jesus, and my ipad. I'm just like you, a girl trying to do her job well and love her family with all her heart. Thank you for stopping by!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Art, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Basic Reading, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading