I have taught first grade ESL, bilingual, and dual language for 6 years at the same elementary school. It is a joy to work with second language learners on a daily basis!
My classroom is a very hands on, language rich environment. I believe that using the language is the most valuable tool in helping second language learners be successful. We have FUN in first grade!
First Year Teacher of the Year for my district
Bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) Master's degree from Lamar University in Teacher Leadership
I have been married to my best friend for 4 years, and we have one furry child named Lucy. I love being a teacher and a wife! Check out my blog: http://firstgradewithatwist.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text