I have taught four-year-old kindergarten for 10+ years.
I value the importance of play in early childhood and believe it is the most developmentally appropriate way to teach young children. With the push for higher academics at a younger age, my goal is to develop ways to teach academic standards in a playful approach. I believe that stories, movement and music are the most natural ways to teach our youngest learners.
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* Bachelor of Science in PreK-6th Education from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. * Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University. I wrote my thesis on the benefits of play in early childhood and was an active member in launching the University’s "Play Institute".
I enjoy changing and developing curriculum to match my students' actual abilities and needs. My goal is to take a main concept and develop something new that sparks thought and imagination from my students.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Arts & Music, Special Education, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, For All Subjects, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community