My name is MaryAnn 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 high kids. :-) I am currently director/teacher at Zion Christian School in Fallbrook, CA. I teach pre-k/TK.
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 several 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 50 years (June 2019) and my husband and I have four grown children and 11 grandchildren. We also have three dogs (Charlie, Abby and Rosie).
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, World Language, Spanish, Italian, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Drama, Health, Life Skills, Religion, Literature, Character Education, Study Skills, Cooking, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, American Sign Language, Handwriting, For Administrators, End of Year, Phonics