My name is Mary Ann Craven. I have have been teaching since 1971. I've taught in public schools, Christian schools and I home schooled my own children for 12 years. I've also worked for Group Publishing, creating teacher materials and Sunday school curriculum. I absolutely love teaching young children....and I'm so glad God created other teachers who enjoy junior highers. :-) I am currently director/teacher at Zion Lutheran School in Fallbrook, CA.
I believe young children learn by experiencing, so my classroom is active. We enjoy puppets, drama, stories, science experiments and singing. I love children's artwork. We do lots of creating and each child's project is unique and beautiful in its own way.
I have been looking at my 90% complete "profile standing" for three years. I hate for things to be "incomplete." So, when our preschool got an award for "Best in Fallbrook," I thought, "Hey, I can fill in that last box and be complete!" So, I did! :)
I graduated from La Verne College [now ULV] with a BA in English and a minor in Education. I got my teaching credential through various colleges.
I have been married for 46 years and my husband and I have four grown children and 9 grandchildren. We also have two dogs (Charlie and Abby).
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, World Language, Spanish, Italian, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Drama, Health, Dentistry, Life Skills, Religion, Literature, Study Skills, Cooking, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, American Sign Language, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics