Sunday, June 28, 2015

Welcome to my classroom

Hopefully you have stumbled upon my classroom blog after finding out your child will be joining my class next year. I am so excited to have your child in my classroom and I know that we are going to have a great year.
For those of you who don't know me here are a few bits of information about me to share with your family and child.
I live with my husband and two daughters, Stella who is 3 and Libby who is nearly 6 months old. I have been teaching at Durham for 12 years and teaching for 15 years. I have been a Kindergarten teacher for 14 years spending my first year as a reading/math specialist for grades 4-6.
I went to college at the University of Vermont where I got my degree in elementary education with a major concentration in communication sciences and disorders (speech/language therapy). I also had a wonderful summer job as a respite worker for families who have children with autism. My background in speech therapy and autism has greatly increased my knowledge of best practice in a classroom and differentiation of needs throughout my day.
The one thing I really want you to know about me is that Kindergarten is fun. One of my students once told me, "why do you let us be silly Mrs. Frost?" I told him, "If we can handle the serious then we can have the silly."
I have a positive only approach to classroom management. Students are recognized for positive choices throughout the day. I also end each day with a sunshine award to recognize one student for their positive contributions to our classroom. I have used this management system for five years and added components throughout the years. I am a whole brain teacher and I use the components of whole brain teaching to manage my classroom effectively.

Whole Brain Teaching Website

I hope you enjoy your summer vacation as I spend my days enjoying time with my family and preparing for a new batch of Kindergarten smarties. Please if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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