I've been a KS1 teacher in Cumbria for the past 8 years and love my little ones to bits- they make me laugh (and sometimes cry) on a daily basis and I feel proud and privaliged to watch them grow and develop into amazing little people.
I love lots of talk and collaboration in my classroom. I always try to get imaginative hooks within my lessons to engage the children and inspire them to make creative links.
I am Literacy, Art and Design Technology Co-ordinator, KS1/ Foundation Stage leader and a member of the Senior Leadership Team as well as a Specialist Leader in Education for Phonics and a Literacy lecturer at a Teacher Training centre.
I loved school which was just as well as my mother was a Primary School teacher for 40 years! I spent MANY summer holidays putting up displays or reading in the school library! At 18 I moved away to Uni and gained a BA(tons) in American Studies and Media and Cultural Studies. When Uni was over I volunteered in my mum's year 6 (10-11 year olds) class as a Teaching Assistant for a year before moving to the beautiful Lake District to do my PGCE. I met my husband and the rest, as they say, is history! x
I love living in the Lakes but my heart will always be in my Liverpool home! I have a wonderful husband (5 years- GO US!) and 2 very cute cats- Oscar and Daisy. I enjoy drinking cups of tea, eating cake and creating all things cute, fun and educational for my little people Xx
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, British History, Geography, Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, 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, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading