After earning my multiple subject credential in 2008, I was a long-term substitute for a few years and worked very steadily doing so. I taught at a K-12 charter school (homeschool/independent study) for the first few years of my career. I have been teaching kindergarten for the past 7 years, and LOVE it!
I teach with explicit, direct instruction in many cases. I love incorporating art and writing in pretty much all we do in class. I have recently started incorporating more music in my classroom. I have discovered that there is never enough music in kindergarten. I find myself making up songs on the spot to teach a concept or get my students' attention. If it is fun and new standards-based, I will try it!
It is an honor to work with the students and staff that I do. I am a Liebster Award recipient! I also have received the "One Lovely Blog" award! I hold a certificate in Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI).
I graduated in 2007 from California State University Stanislaus in 2008 with a B.A. in Child Development. I received my Multiple Subject Credential in 2008 from the same school. I continue to take courses through various schools, as I find it important to value my own education along with my students' education.
I can do custom lesson plans and design. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a specific item!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Chemistry, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Health, Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community