The Fun Factory is a team of two teachers with over 20 years classroom teaching experience in grades PreK through 4th grade. In addition, we have over 10 years experience as Early Childhood Specialists in the field of curriculum and professional development with a large urban school district which involved curriculum development and writing as well as district-wide teacher/administrator training. Presently, the Fun Factory teachers, Kathy and Susan, are independent consultants. Individually they have presented at local, regional, state and national conferences on such topics as Music and Movement, Thematic Planning and Teaching, Attention Deficit Disorder, Brain Based Instruction, Storytelling, Science and Math Concepts in Early Childhood, and Balanced Approach to Reading, to name just a few.
We believe in active learning which includes lots of music and movement and learning through play. We have fun while we accomplish our learning goals! Worksheets are not our friends!
Over the years, we both have had the privilege of many honors and awards. However, the most exciting has been the recent publication of my first book, Tunes for Teachers Teaching … Thematic Units, Thinking Skills, Time-on-Task and Transitions This is a life-time dream-come-true! It is a book that was written as I was teaching, inspired by those teaching around me and encouraged through teachers to pursue the trials and triumphs of looking for publishers. Thank you to you all. Look for it in our store. I hope you will find it useful.
BS Education Masters Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Learning with emphasis in Early Childhood Reading Certifications include: •Early Childhood Education (PK-K) •Elementary Education •Special Education (PK-6) •Gifted and Talented (PK-12) •Certified Trainer-Assessor for Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) ESL
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community