I have taught K-12 Music, third grade, sixth grade, second grade, and kindergarten. I am heading into year 26 in K! I am a songwriter, pianist, and love recording original music for early literacy classroom use. I have also created several things for use teaching the Common Core Standards for Kindergarten. My K Math Journal Bundle is a favorite! I have also created several name products because names are everything in kindergarten.
Research shows that young children retain information better when music and movement are used daily in the classroom. Children who have fun while learning are more likely to remember what has been experienced through music. Original hands-on work is the key to learning the standards. Take a look at my math journals!
Member of Delta Kappa Gamma International, Xi Chapter
B.S. in Education from Missouri State University, B.S., in Early Childhood from Missouri State University
Having been a pianist and musician all of my life, I knew it would partner well with teaching. I use the music I record every day in my classroom. My standards aligned materials are in classrooms across the country! I love creating and sharing.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Phonics