I spent the last three years teaching third grade in North Carolina. I am currently teaching third grade in Richmond, Virginia.
I'm all about challenging my students - encouraging them to think critically, work diligently, and to find a personal sense of fulfillment in learning new things! I like to have my students move, play games, and work in groups during my instruction, because I find that it keeps them excited, yet on-task.
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Over the course of my K-12 education, I learned a great deal about how I wanted to work as a teacher through how I was treated as a student. I learned in fifth grade that it can make a life-long impression on a student when you let them know that you think about them outside of the classroom. (My teacher sent me a postcard over our winter break, and I still have it to this day.) In third grade, I learned that the worst feeling in the world is to spend time with a teacher who doesn't acknowledge your presence in their classroom. I found in high school that being constantly challenged in a variety of instructional formats kept me motivated and thirsty for more knowledge. I take all that I remember as a student (the good, the bad, and everything in between) and try to infuse it into my own work as an educator.
Earned my B.A. in Elementary Education in May 2012 from the University of South Carolina...go Gamecocks! Please check out my blog! http://growinggracefullyinthirdgrade.blogspot.com/