I have been teaching for 12 years. I have taught a special education class for 3 years and am currently teaching the second grade. It is where my heart is and I absolutely love everything about being a second grade teacher!
I believe in creating student-centered activities that are engaging and that foster the students' abilities to connect to the lessons. I incorporate a variation of Daily 5 and Balance Literacy approaches and find that creativity and fun are key motivational factors in student's success. I also believe that students need to move!
I studied at McGill University and have obtained a Bachelor Degree in the Kindergarten and Elementary program as well as a Masters Degree in Special Education in Inclusive Settings.
I love to teach. It is my passion. I love to read, travel, cook, and laugh! Family, friends and my teaching are what's most important to me in life!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Physical Education, Health, Math Test Prep, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics