Today I would like for you to meet Amanda from Adventures in Primary Education.
Eastern Ontario, Canada
Grade you teach:
I will be teaching a Grade One/Two combined class this coming school year.
How long have you been teaching?
This will mark my ninth year of teaching. During this time I have taught Kindergarten for three years, a combined Grade One/Two for three different years, a combined Grade Three/Four for one year and I spent a year teaching Special Education.
What is your teaching "style"?
Hmmm...I think it’s a bit of a mixed bag of tricks. I would say that I set high expectations for my students and they always seem to rise to the occasion. I like to keep teaching as multimodal as possible. I love to integrate technology as much as I can. I’d like to think of myself as somewhat teach savvy, but I know I still have lots to learn, such as hooking up my smart board again now that the floors in my room have been waxed. I love to provide my kids with lots of opportunities for purposeful practice. This is where I think integrating the Daily Five this year will help.
What is your most memorable teaching moment?
Oh gosh this is a tough one, I don’t think I have just one, I think it’s more of an overall feeling. I beam with pride when I think back to the little JK students I had at the beginning September and think of the progress they made at the end of June. It is a huge sense of pride and accomplishment knowing that you made a difference in the life of a child. Teaching is an incredible job, and I’m honoured that I make such a difference and have so much fun while doing my job.
What is your go to book for teaching?
Debbie Diller’s Work Stations, Teaching Student Centred Mathematics by John Van De Wall, and my new fave The Daily Five
Why did you start your blog?
I've recently discovered the wonders of teaching blogs while pinning education items on Pinterest. I had no idea that this whole wonderful world existed. I started following some of my favourite blogs with Blogger. Through my constant blog stalking I kept searching for Canadian blogs. They seemed far and few between so I decided I should try and start one myself.
Where else can we find you?
Do you have a freebie you would like to share?
So far I only have two freebies, both relate to the Ontario classroom and my combined grade situation.
I would love to see Amanda get a few more followers today! So be sure to click on her button at the top and visit her blog. And if you would like to be featured on an upcoming Sunday, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org