I have been teaching now for 9 years including sub time. I taught 1st grade for the first 5 years of my full time teaching career, and am now teaching 2nd grade for the 2nd year in a row. I taught in a first grade ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) Classroom for 2 years and am currently in a second grade ICT Classroom.
I love taking an artistic approach to most things! I enjoy creating SmartBoard Lessons that my students will enjoy, immersing them in projects that are thematically inspired. I love to read to children and love to teach children how to read. I have been taught to teach in a Balanced Literacy Style and all forms of cooperative learning are included in all areas of teaching. I work with small groups, 1:1 student work and whole class lessons. I work in an Integrated Co-Teaching classroom and work right alongside another teacher, I love being able to bounce back and forth off one another to help attain understanding in all students.
Various Photography Awards from Junior High School through College
State University of New York at Oswego - Bachelors Degree in Childhood Education (1-6) with a minor in English Touro College - Masters Degree in Special/General Education (1-6)
I am a 2nd grade teacher in New York City, also mom to an adorable 3 year old and the owner of a Newborn & Family Photography company! I love making smartboard lessons and other types of graphic organizers, etc. so I'm very excited to share them here with all of you! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics