I am a 2nd grade teacher in a public elementary school and I love my job. I love the age and all how their love for learning is so rich. I also love creating new things for my classroom and students. I have a wide range of interests, ages and abilities and my products are created to fit a variety of learning needs and styles
In my classroom I often teach a concept as a whole group and then break into small learning centers. My groups are created by ability and personalities. During centers I reinforce skills from that day as well skills from past lessons. The activities I create can be independent or teacher directed, based on the final outcome and abilities.
Rated a Highly Effective Teacher by New York State.
I earned by undergrad in Education and American Studies from the Liberal Arts College, Skidmore. I then went on to earn my masters from the University of Albany in Literacy. I continue to take many professional development courses through my school system and even teach courses to fellow teachers.
I'm married to my college sweetheart! I love the beach, though I live in cold upstate New York. :) I also love traveling and my goal is to get to all 7 continents!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Presidents' Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Phonics