I taught first grade for 5 years before deciding to switch to part time to spend more time with my kids. I now teach preschool for a private Christian Preschool and teach my own preschoolers at home in the afternoon. I create all of my own curriculum and I am the founder and operator of Edlah Preschool Resources at edlah.com.
I like to have fun and connect my fun activities to the skills my kids are learning. Occasionally, I do have my kids doing paper and pencil activities because I believe they need to know how. However, I try to make as many things as possible hands on learning experiences. We like to have fun!
My notebooks full of notes from my students are my favorite honors.
I graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe KS with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and have taken technology in education classes with Baker University in Baldwin KS. I have also taken several online design courses. I love to learn and currently spend a lot of time learning design. I'm currently learning Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
I spend my days teaching preschool in the morning and playing with and teaching my own kids in the afternoons. I spend most if my volunteer time designing for my church. I have a two wonderful kids and an amazing husband. We are very active in our church and love to spend time trying new types of foods and playing games with our friends and family. In my free time I work on my website edlah.com. (Check it out!)
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Foreign Language, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Education, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Cooking, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, American Sign Language, Handwriting, For Administrators