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About Me
Welcome!  This is a web site that contains information regarding Kindergarten and fun ways to help young students learn to read.  I have been a teacher in South Portland, Maine for about twenty nine years.  Currently I teach Kindergarten,  I have also taught first, second, fourth, and a first and second grade multiage.   About nineteen years ago I earned my Masters in Education with a focus in literacy. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or student, I hope you find my site useful and enjoyable.  Please feel free to contact me!   My email at school is larosede@spsd.org   or contact me at home at delarose@maine.rr.com  

A few years ago I wrote a book containing fifty literacy games, I called this book "Zoom!"  In early 2007 Zoom! was released by Shell Educational Publishing under a new name - Reading Activities and Games for Early Learners.  A math companion book, titled Math Activities and Games for Early Learners is also available.   I wrote both books with Kindergarten in mind, but I know they will will useful for preschool and first grade.  I hope you have a chance to check them out!  They are both available on Amazon.  I'm very excited that my third book, Circle Time Literacy - Fun in a Flash!", (published by Teacher Created Resources) will be available in 2010. This book is suited for Kindergarten. It contains fun literacy whole group activities, activities that I have done in my own classroom.  I know children will not only enjoy them, but learn from them too!  

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, reading books about health and plant based nutrition, exercising, gardening and redecorating my home.  I recently worked towards and earned my plant based nutrition certificate!  My goal is to have a fun and balanced life.  :-)  

Frank I  Brown Elementary School
37 Highland Ave.
South Portland, Maine  04106