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 eight years. Currently I teach Kindergarten, I have also taught first, second, fourth, and a first and second grade multiage. About seventeen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me at home at email@example.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. :-)