I am in my fifth year of teaching, in my second year in first grade! I also taught for 3 years in 4th grade, but I've always wanted first. I have also taught 1st and 3rd grade in internships, and was a substitute teacher while in college. At some point or another, I have taught PreK-8 for at least a few days. At my current school, I teach Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Religion (it is a private Catholic school). I love it!
I really love to teach Language Arts, and try to incorporate reading and writing skills into all of my other subject areas. I also believe writing is an application of all reading skills, so my students are writing every day on exciting topics that we love to read about. In Math, I use Guided Math. I meet with small, rotating groups a few times each week for some targeted instruction. Overall, my passion is cross-curricular integration, and incorporating STEAM into my lessons to engage students in real-world problem solving. When students are making and creating, they are learning!
During the 2017-2018 school year, my school was awarded the National Blue Ribbon.
I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and also completed an M.Ed. in Literacy, to earn Literacy Specialist certification.
I have wanted to teach since my first day of kindergarten, and am so happy to be in a career that I enjoy so much :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading