I have taught 1st to 5th Grade over a 25 year span, but have been settled with 1st Grade for the last 9 years. I adore teaching this age group! I am also responsible for the management of our Special Needs Program and hope, one day, to dedicate all my time to teaching students who struggle with basic literacy skills.
Love the use of manipulatives and games to progress skills. Motivated to address all learning styles in my lessons and to develop the thinking capabilities of my students in order that they apply taught skills to problem-solving challenges.
I graduated as a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Education. I am currently studying for my Masters Degree in Special Education and have recently qualified with a Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing.
B.Sc with Honours in Education Dip.Tefl (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing. Variety of coaching qualifications in Outdoor Education and Youth Work.
I am a happily married 40 something from the Emerald Isle, with lots of rescued fur babies! I have 3 step sons and 8 grandchildren. I was an outdoor education instructor for many years. Kayaking and mountaineering were my passions until my ageing, creaky bones protested! I now lead a much more sedate life, but still seek new challenges and adventures!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, British History, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community