My name is Megan Mckee and I have been teaching for 11 years. Boy, does time fly! I have been blessed to spend 9 of those years teaching Kindergarten. I have learned a lot and am excited to share my ideas and creations with you.
I love hands-on activities but Kindergarteners also need a balance with whole group instruction and independent practice. I also believe in differentiation. It's a lot of hard work but worth it in the end. I see big gains when I balance all these elements.
Over the years I have received various honors and awards but the best ones are the appreciative letters from parents and drawings/notes from the children.
I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus with a minor in Art.
I have had the opportunity to lead Kindergarten as grade level chair at different times over the years. Currently I am grade level chair of 12 with my co-chair Heather. It is definitely a learning experience that comes with many responsibilities. I am so lucky to work with these amazing ladies. Our principal believes in empowering the teachers. Creating our own units and curriculum based on the Hawaii state standards and benchmarks gives us a feeling of ownership. As a grade level, we have created our own interdisciplinary units, language arts and math curriculum over the years. I first started creating my own worksheets and assessments because there were no teacher created books out there just for Kindergarten.(I'm sure there are a lot of you out there who understand what I am talking about) Everything was K-2 or 1-2, which I would have to tweak for my Kindergarteners. This is when I decided to make my own. It was easier and I could create the sheet specific to my student's skills and needs. I have been doing this for the last 9 years and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. It is because of these experiences, I have become a "master" at creating worksheets and assessments. This past summer, Hawaii has embraced the Common Core Standards. Our grade level jumped in with both feet and worked throughout the summer to start the process of tweaking our units and curriculum. The first half of the school year I have been very busy creating worksheets and projects to address these new standards for language arts and math. It has been a huge learning experience for me. I can't wait to share some of the things I have made! I will be working on creating a blogspot and organizing my creations to upload. I hope you will check out my site once everything is up and running. Enjoy the holidays!