Degrees and Certifications:
I have been teaching PreK at Dayton's Bluff Elementary since 2013. I love to watch our youngest learners grow so much academically, socially, physically, and emotionally throughout their PreK year. I love to see their excitement when they finally accomplish something. Everyday is a new day and a new adventure with our students.
I have a husband, a son in middle school, and a dog. I love summer and the hot weather, I am definitely not a fan of the cold! My favorite activities in the summer are camping and hiking. My favorite activity in the winter is to hibernate! When I have time I like to read and scrapbook.
BA - Elementary Education, PreK-6 (Augsburg)
MA - Masters in Educational Technology (Concordia)
Words that sound the same at the end. “Cat, hat these two rhyme. Cat, hat these two rhyme. Cat, hat these two rhyme. They sound the same at the end!”
There are so many books filled with rhyming words, especially Dr. Seuss words. While reading with your child see what rhyming words you can find. While in the car, waiting somewhere, or walking through a store make up silly words that sound the same at the end (use your child’s name to start). Elephant, smelephant, welephant, kmelephant – They don’t have to be real words!
AB Pattern has two attributes that repeat, such as shapes or colors. (Example: Red, Blue, Red, Blue, Red, Blue….. or circle, square, circle, square, circle…..) Practice making AB patterns with anything you can find at home; toys, clothes, eating utensils, etc. Draw a picture of an AB pattern. Make an AB Pattern with sounds, such as clap, snap, clap, snap… or stomp, yell, stomp, yell… etc.
Once AB patterns become easy trying a more complex pattern such as ABC (red, blue, green, red, blue, green….) or AAB (red, red, blue, red, red, blue…).
All Day PreK
8:55 Sign In/Ease In
9:10 Morning Meeting
9:30 Literacy Small Group
9:55 Active Learning
11:30 Rest Time
12:00 Active Learning
1:25 Math Small Groups
2:30 Regroup to Revisit