I have taught 1st to 5th Grade over a 25 year span, but have been settled with 1st Grade for the last 12 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.
I love the use of manipulatives and games to progress skills. I am 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 Diploma in Special Education Variety of coaching qualifications in Outdoor Education and Youth Work
I dabble in graphic design and have created my own website and blogs, which keep me very busy!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, 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, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community