I have been teaching in the primary grades for over 20 years and I absolutely adore these early learners! Their jokes, their expressions, their art and their hugs warm my heart every day.
Most of my teaching career has been spent in kindergarten and first grade classrooms. However, a few years ago I moved to a reading intervention position, where I have the joyful task of working with K-1 students who will benefit from extra support with reading. I learn so much from them every day!
My teaching is defined by a few key goals:
- build on students’ individual strengths and interests
- make learning fun and engaging for students
- continue growing and learning as a teacher
Keeping these goals in mind helps my students to find joy in learning and helps me find joy in teaching! I can’t imagine doing anything else!
This blog is one way that I am able to share what I have learned in my teaching career with others. I share tips and tricks to make teaching joyful and rewarding for both teachers and students. I hope I have contributed to your joyful classroom just a little bit during your time visiting my blog.
If you’d like to incorporate some of my engaging activities into your own teaching, check out my TPT store. You’ll find fun themes for dramatic play centers, easy-to-read readers’ theater scripts, question of the day sets, and quick and easy classroom games.