I have been teaching in a public school for 9 years, three of those years in kindergarten. It is the best grade. *** I recently was on live TV. I won the Red Apple Award from Star Furniture and Great Day Houston! I love teaching the foundations and seeing their smiling faces when they learn new things. Teaching kindergarten is a blessing. I am able to help build a strong educational foundation for these precious gifts! I think of my cutie pies as miniature adults. They are able to learn so fast and are able to do lots more than I expected. I love making center/station activities that reinforce learning and help them become self-sufficient. I have been told that my lessons are creative, so I thought I would start to share them with others. If you have a special request for a certain lesson, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to make things per special requests.
Visit my new blog: http://abc.cleverkindergartenkids.com/ Welcome to My Seuss World......... I love using Dr. Seuss books to help with my teaching strategies. If Dr. Seuss made it, I must have it!! All of the decorations and accessories are all Seuss related. I love having a theme that carries out through everything we do. The class loves it when I read a Seuss book. They love pointing out the rhyming words. We all dressed as a different Seuss characters on Book Character Day. As the good Doctor said......... "From here to there, funny things are everywhere!" That is how I would describe my teaching style, my attitude, and my classroom. You just never know what kind of fun we will have from day to day. It is a new experience daily!
I AM THE ESL TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR MY DISTRICT! (Just announced today 3/11/15). *Recently inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma, Zeta Upsilon. *Ambassador for KTOT (Kindergarten Teachers of Texas) *My class wins the "behavior" reward almost every month! :) They love making the teacher happy. *We won first prize for the door decorating contest for the annual Book Character Day 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. *We have had 3 projects funded on Donors Choose . org. *I have been nominated for teacher of the year five years in a row. *I was the ESL teacher of the year 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 campus nominee for HAABE. *I received the Technology Eagle Award for my campus.
Accounting degree, Education degree
I love to travel. My 89 year old daddy, his little bitty dog, Gizmo and I travel when we have breaks from school. We love shopping resale shops and garage sales to find things I can use in the classroom. Sometimes on our long travels, we come up with ideas for new activities. We now keep paper and pen handy so I can write down the ideas and then share them with all of you! :) My hobbies include photography, painting, organizing, and creating products to use in my room and share with others.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Early Intervention, Phonics