Sharing the Products of 19 Years of Reflective Practice Jeanne Sovet has taught all of the lessons she offers on TpT at least five times, and they represent nineteen years of reflective practice. She has a Masters degree in elementary education and has taught in the elementary classroom for 19 years. She has experience teaching all subjects in grades three, four, and five. Currently, she is a specialist in reading and writing instruction for grade four. Jeanne has been involved with the National Writing Project, Lesley University Literacy Collaborative, and has taken numerous professional development courses in teaching elementary reading and writing, including achieving full SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) endorsement by the state of Massachusetts. She is the author of three published children’s picture books, (under the name Jeanne Prevost): It’s Raining Cats...and Cats!, It’s Raining Pups and Dogs!, and Quequechan: Forgotten River.
Jeanne Sovet is a believer in positive classroom management, praise, empathy, and encouragement. In her classroom, students are free to ask for help, make mistakes, and express their ideas. Her teaching is explicit. She shows and tells students exactly what is expected, and she sits down and helps them.
Jeanne's book, It's Raining Cats...and Cats! won the Henry Bergh Award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the best book about animal welfare published in 2008. It is the first book ever written for children that addresses the problem of pet overpopulation.
Buzzards Bay Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute, 2004 M.A.T. University of Massachusetts, 2003 Literacy Coordinator, Lesley University, 2002
Jeanne is an educator and author who is in love with kids, reading, writing, and the outdoors. She enjoys gardening, hiking, bicycle riding, and sailing in the summer. Snowy days find her out on skis or snowshoes. Many days, she works on creating books for children and teachers. She believes in making the world a kinder place.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Informational Text, Close Reading