We work hard in Kindergarten but understand that "play" is also important for its' own educational benefits. Fun Centers usually last approximately 15-20 minutes. We strive to have Fun Center time several times a week so that the children have time to rotate to a different center each day.
Art Center: Tubs with markers, crayons, stickers, stamps, stencils and plenty of paper!
The children LOVE to have the freedom to draw, write or color anything they want!
This center not only fuels their imagination but it also hones fine motor development which in turn aids handwriting.
Block Building: Blocks of varying size and shape
They love building with blocks to create buildings, ramps, castles, towers, even a replica of Monticello!
Building with blocks improves hand-eye coordination, helps to develop spatial awareness and encourages logical thinking.
Puzzles/Games: Who doesn't like playing games or piecing together puzzles? Children learn to make choices and decisions while playing games-not to mention, sportsmanship! Completing puzzles allows children to utilize critical thinking and experiment with trial and error in order to be successful.
I teach Kindergarten and LOVE it! I have an amazing team of teachers that I work with and we are constantly challenging ourselves to come up with fresh, new ways to motivate five year olds to reach as far as they can go! Kindergarteners are funny, full of energy
and ideas and very loving-they are some of my favorite people.
This is my seventh year teaching Kindergarten at Providence and I am very happy to be here.
I am married and have two exciting,
interesting daughters that keep us very busy. My husband, Greg was active
duty military for 23 years which means we have lived in many different places-Georgia,
California, Alaska, Washington and Florida but our favorite place to be is
Huntsville, Alabama! We are very happy to call this our home. Shanley is 20
and a Junior at Auburn University. Delaney is 17 and is in her Senior year of High School. They love to visit my
classroom when they can and get to know the kids they hear me talking about
all the time!
We like to camp, go to movies, visit family, read, go to church, travel and
play with our
two dogs-Bomber and Cracker. It's an exciting life and I'm happy to share it with you!