I try to use a direct teach, model, guided practice, and independent practice approach with my firsties. Sometime, I let them experiment with their learning first, and then talk about why it worked or didn't work (especially in Science)! *We do not use the Common Core in my school district.
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I graduated from Texas A&M University-Central Texas with a Bachelors in Science. Debating on going back to get my Masters in Counseling.
Live in, and LOVE Texas! Have a 6 year old girl (where did the time go?!) and a boy on the way with my husband.