I've taught early childhood education for 25 years now! I loved my first 6 years teaching first grade, but when my second child was born, I decided to stay home and teach preschool from home. My school grew, and I eventually hired an assistant and added kindergarten. With a family relocation, I "retired" from teaching... for a few months. I missed the children, so now I work at my local library creating and delivering story times and activites. Creating age appropriate learning materials for children is my passion, and I'm tickled to be able to share them with you here. I'd love to hear your feedback and special requests!
I believe in hands-on, experienced based learning for young children! They learn best when they are engaged and enjoying activities, so we sing and dance and move a lot. Learning should be fun!
I was honored with the first annual Family Childcare Provider of the year award for Tarrant County, Texas, given by Campfire USA and the Fort Worth Area Association for the Education of Young Children in 2006.
I majored in English, and minored in History and Women's Studies at SMU, while also taking education classes and earning my teaching certificate. I recently started working on my Masters degree, instructional specialist in early childhood.
Happily married, two wonderful sons and 2 spoiled rotten dogs. :-)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading