Kathy and Sarah are the co-authors of Kindergarten and the Common Core : It's as Easy as ABC which won Learning Magazine's 2015 award for Best professional development resource. Kathy has taught kindergarten for 30 years. Sarah has taught kindergarten for 15 years. Both are currently still in the classroom but enjoy presenting all around the nation at educational conferences whenever the can get the time!
We believe students need to be actively engaged in authentic literacy experiences in order to build confidence as readers and writers! We also believe students thrive in an interactive based classroom!
Kathy is Nationally Board certified and has received the best in the West award from her school district. As well as both Sarah and Kathy have been in Who's Who Among American Teachers. Kathy also had her action research published in an educational journal at Northern Illinois University.
Kathy and Sarah both have their Master's Degrees in education. Kathy is also Nationally Board Certified!
Kathy did her student teaching in Australia where she was learned many strategies in emergent literacy instruction.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Early Intervention, Phonics