I am pleased to introduce
Mrs. Becky Baxter
She teaches Kindergarten in Smyrna, TN.
I got to meet her last weekend and she is so sweet.
She's not been teaching long and loves her job and loves sharing ideas.
So let's hear what she has to say.
What is your teaching style?
I teach whole group to introduce a lesson (for the meat of the lesson). Then, I do math centers/ reading rotations, etc... I also have been blessed to teach with a Promethean Board!! We use it ALL THE TIME! It keeps the kids engaged. They get so upset when they don't get a turn because of behavior! So, they learn quick how to act in order to get a turn at the board.
What is your most memorable teaching moment?
I would have to say my first year, I had a little girl who was very dramatic, and would make a scene about almost anything!! She got a cut on her finger... well it interrupted class, she was bawling, etc... So, I tried to think of something I could quickly do to get her attention and the class without losing their interest and much teaching time. I grabbed a band-aid and my "magic wand" and told her I was getting a magic band-aid. Of course, everyone turned immediately (even if they weren't paying attention before), and had the biggest eyes I had ever seen. They did not want to miss the magic band aid I guess.. lol. So I put it on her finger and waved my magic wand, and said-- "Magic Band aid, Magic Ban aid, Heal (insert Child's Name)." She was in awe!!! haha I asked if she was feeling better and she just shook her head yes. I had just made my most dramatic child speechless! Right after my kids started to clap! It was great!!! And after that several other students tried to ask for a magic band aid but I told them they do not work if you are lying or not hurt. They just walked away. I pull out that trick every now and then, but not too often!
Why do you blog?
I have been following sooooo many blogs since I started teaching (3 years now); and I love to create things I've seen, or just on my own! I also LOVE to share! So, this last year the teacher next to me kept telling me I could have a blog and share the things I make, etc.. it got me thinking-- I still didn't feel confident enough or like I'd have the time. But this year, I just all of a sudden decided I wanted to start. And I thought, if I'm going to make some of this stuff for myself I may as well try to sell it or share it.
Where else can we find you?
Click HERE for a freebie from her TPT store.
Please stop by and follow her. You'll be glad you did!