East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Early Childhood Educ)
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Master's)
I am an experienced 3rd grade teacher living in Hope Mills who is interested in helping your child become a better student in reading and/or math. During my twenty-five years of teaching, I have taught Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I have taught in the following North Carolina counties: Cumberland, Robeson, and Wayne. I enjoy working with students who are struggling in the classroom but eager to learn.
I have children of my own and can understand the concerns of parents as well as teachers. A student can become intimidated in a classroom of 20+ students. My job entails helping children become more successful and more confident. I provide active engagement activities so that students become a part of their learning. I also help students make connections between the known and the unknown. I look forward to working with your child soon! I am an experienced 3rd grade teacher living in Hope Mills who is interested in helping your child become a better student in reading and/or math. During my twenty-five years of teaching, I have taught Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I have taught in the following North Carolina counties: Cumberland, Robeson, and Wayne. I enjoy working with
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As a certified teacher in North Carolina, I have received numerous hours of training on the Common Core Standards in my school district. My school started integrating Common Core Standards for ELA (English Language Arts) in 2011, though we were not mandated to use Common Core Standards until 2012. During the 2012 the Common Core Standards were effective for both ELA and math. I continue to complete credit hours for Common Core Standards as the state reviews it and determines if there will be any changes.
I earned my BS Elementary Education degree from East Carolina University in 1990. Then, I started teaching and continued my education part-time at East Carolina University to earn my master's degree in 1993. During my twenty-five years of teaching, I have taught the following grades: PreK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. As a certified teacher, I continue furthering my education each year with additional credit hours in order to keep my certification current.
I believe penmanship is an important part of learning to write and spell. Students should be taught that there are three types of lowercase letters; short letters, tall letters, and basement letters. They also need instruction about the correct formation of and use of capital letters. I have found that numerous young students learn how to write the first letter of their first name with a capital letter and then continue to write that first letter of their name as a capital letter in other words. Students in grades K-2 need intensive instruction on correct letter formation so that others can read what they write. Students need to make connections between letters they write and letters they see in written text. I have a BS Elementary Education degree.
Because I taught K-2 for fourteen years, I taught phonics frequently. During the first seven years of teaching, I taught phonics using the Open Court reading program. I also taught students about sight words, as all words are not spelled phonetically. Even though my current school does not use the SRA Open Court reading program, I still teach phonics skills with my personal updated wall sound cards.