My Story, My Passion

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 No comments
 



My Story, My Passion 
I want to start my story with my experiences. Where I started and where I’ve been. What shaped my 
values and my mission.
My Early Childhood Adventures & story began outside the home in 1985 when my daughter was around a year old. I knew I needed to work to bring in extra income but I didn’t want to leave my daughter anywhere while I worked full time .I started working in home childcare 5 days a week for a family and I was able to take my daughter with me. I was able to work for this family for eight years .
During that 8 year span  I had two more children of my own . Two little boys. While working for this family the mother enrolled her son in a Mother’s Day Out. So, I enrolled my daughter as well. When I took my daughter to preschool and I was in that preschool classroom I knew that was where I needed to be. I needed to be in a classroom teaching children. 
When my daughter attended preschool I noticed things that mattered to me as a parent and I implement those things into my classroom and my program today.

Such as Parent Communication 


Parent Communication is very easy with the newsletters and art notes from MGT.
Other Important Things Are:
The Circle Time Resources 
The Theme Posters
I used to spend many hours gathering these materials for my classroom before I started using MGT.




At the time my current job was phasing out 
another job opened up for me  to teach four year olds 2 days a week in a Mother’s Day Out Program in Town.

It was amazing to finally be in the classroom teaching children 
 early math, early science, story time, art, music and more. This is where I wanted to dedicate my time. If you have ever worked with young children you know it is not about making money, it is labor of love. It has to be or you can’t give the children all they need and deserve. It has to be something that you Love ❤️ to do not just a Job you arrive 
at every day.


Mother Goose Time in the Class Room 









I taught Pre-K and took the CDA Course in the Evenings. I also continued Early Childhood Education Classes.

My Guiding Values:
  1. Planning a safe and healthy learning environment  
  2. Advancing children's physical and intellectual development  
  3. Supporting children's social and emotional development  
  4. Building productive relationships with families  
  5. Managing an effective program operation  
  6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism  
  7. Observing and recording children's behavior 
  8. Understanding principles of child development and learning.
  9. Provide a nurturing Christian environment in which children can grow spiritually,emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually.
Mother Goose Curriculum easily aligns with these values. 
I have been introduced to many curriculums In 25 years of teaching and Mother Goose Time is by far the Best! 




In August 1998 My Friend and I opened a five day Christian Day School in our church. 
We were Co-Directors and I taught the Pre-K Class. Our school had children 18 months - 5 years. Our school had full 
enrollment.
After about 3 years my husband got a job in Austin Texas.
We moved from Lufkin Texas to Bastrop .
In Bastrop I started working for Headstart. I worked there until of May 2004.

I then worked in another Early Childhood Program before taking a little time off in 2006 because of family illness.
 
All of these experiences in my life were blessings .I am thankful for all the experiences I have had and for everything I have learned. I worked with people who taught children before me and  l learned from them. ❤️All of this has made me the Teacher I am today.



All God’s Children Preschool -
In August 2008 I started a Preschool in our Church.After many years of teaching and directing in other Early Childhood Programs this had always been a dream of mine. To have a preschool within the church. I wanted to start a nonprofit learning rich preschool that parents could afford to send their children to and learn Christian values. I started the school with four little girls, myself and an assistant. With determination and love the school has now reached it’s tenth year and an enrollment of 38 to 40 children.
Our school is a nonprofit school. Tuition fees basically pay for staff payroll, snacks and curriculum.

Curriculum is one of the most important purchases a school can make. 

I am proud and I know we are blessed to be able to use Mother Goose Time. 


I use Mother Goose Time Curriculum in my Pre-K Classroom



I love teaching young children because I want to reach out to as many children as possible and create a love for learning before they start Kindergarten. I want them to love school , to have a firm foundation and be ready for Kindergarten.

Thank you Mother Goose Time for letting me share❤️

Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Flying in the Air

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 No comments




This week we are learning about the air.

 Things float in the air. Things fly in the air. We breathe in the air. There are colors in the air and we listen to the air.


Flying in the Air

What flies in the air?
Birds, Airplanes, Kites, Rockets and ?

Ariana made a Flying Disc






She enjoyed trying it out outside with her brother. When she threw the Disc it flew very far. They were very excited.

Fly Away Bird

What do you think helps a bird fly?
It’s wings of course 😊 The curved shape of the bird’s wings help it fly.

  
Ariana played a fun math game with the Bird and Feathers.
She rolled die and added that number of feathers to the Blue Bird. After she was done she made a craft out of the Bird and Feathers.








 

 
Flying Path Game




Matching Game
What Letter Does Kite Start With?


K for Kite , A for Airplane , B for Bird, C for Cloud

H for Helicopter, R for Rocket 

All Flying Objects We See In the Air 

Hot Air Balloon 
Ariana and her brother Samuel made Hot Air Balloons. The craft turned out so cute. They had a great time making them. Even Pawpaw helped a little bit. See the craft fun in the photos below.





























It was a Great Week being Nature Detectives and learning about Mystery in the Air.








Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Painting, Counting and Writing with Trees



Today we continued our Tree Learning Activities and Fun!
We did an Awesome Activity called 
Spin & Paint Activity 
First Ariana Drew a Tree Trunk and Branches




Then Ariana spinned the color Orange and added it to her tree.


She continued to spin colors and add to the Tree.



She added purple 

Yellow

blue and more

And when done 
She had a Beautiful Spin & Color Tree

It reminded her of the Tree in this book! 



Another Amazing Activity We Did 
Is Counting the Tree Rings


Ariana was excited to do this project. She tried to count the rings to see how old the tree was. She decided it was very old.

Then she created her own rings.



She had a lot of fun making rings with yarn and containers.










She wanted her tree to be old too.

Writing With Trees

Ariana wrote My Tree Story 

She drew a picture of herself in the tree and then wrote a story about it. She then read it to me. I will include a clip of it below.










Clip of story below 





Some more fun learning activities from the week.

Letter Stick Puzzles  
and I Can Read Book


Finding Tree Numbers 


Another super day learning about trees!



Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.