Most of my career has been with kindergarten aged children. Even before becoming an educator I was telling stories at bookstores, making balloon animals and doing magic at birthday parties and performing at festivals and big events. Teaching kindergarten seemed a natural progression. I taught in Taiwan and in Canada for a number of years. While I enjoyed working with older students, I continued to gravitate towards teaching those beginning years of school.
I believe that teachers are facilitators of learning who provide meaningful interactions through which children’s growth and development are fostered. Through open activities, learning centers, caring support, flexible structure and engaging activities, each child is provided the opportunity to experience success to his or her level of ability.
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BSc in Psychology BEd in Early Childhood Education
A couple of years ago, I followed my husband on an international assignment to Amsterdam. I loved our new home, but missed the classroom. I tutored English to pre-school and kindergarten aged children and began designing activities. With Illustrator, I have designed all of my own images, graphics and activities. These skills came in quite handy when I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago. Having a project as well as a goal helped keep me motivated. My goals were to: 1- Get well 2- Get dressed every day 3- Post some of my work on TPT by June 2015. I am happy to say that I am now basically cancer free. By the end of July, I will have finished most of my treatments. I got dressed each and every day. Sometimes it was at 1:00 in the afternoon, but I got up, out of bed and got moving. And here I am writing this in preparation for posting my products. If you have read this far, I want to, once again, say thank you for downloading my product. Wishing you health and happiness! Katie
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Physical Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Phonics