I taught first grade for 4 1/2 years (I was a mid-year hire) at a low-socioeconomic school. I then earned my gifted endorsement and taught a combination 4th and 5th grade gifted class in language arts and math. Now I am teaching first grade to second language learners in the United Arab Emirates.
Every year I am growing and changing, adapting to the needs of my class. I use a variety of approaches and try to differentiate as much as possible. I teach my math using a rotation schedule meeting with a high, medium, and low group daily and I supplement my reading basal with an additional readers' workshop. I have also implemented self-paced spelling which is still a project in the works.
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B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Arabic, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, End of Year