Joined Jan 10, 2017
- Location: Antioch IL, Illinois
- Organization: The Walking Mombie
- Grade: K
- Environment: An inclusive, respectful, community-oriented environment. My classroom is a dynamic and engaging place to be. Classroom decor is fun and related to both students and to the topics being taught. This allows them to feel that they belong in the classroom. I also use the walls to re-enforce core ideas, such as community, by posting photos of students, group photos, and student work. Expectations for student behavior are set early on to help keep them consistent. Students are involved in this to be sure that they are aware of the rules and the consequences. Since the role of a teacher goes both ways, I'm responsible for imparting knowledge to my students, but I also allow myself to learn from them as well. Learning about my students allows me to keep the material and classroom activities relative to their interests. Teaching a difficult concept with a topic that your students are interested in will result in a higher rate of retention. read more...
Once I gave birth to my son, without a second thought, Idecided to stay home to raise him and that's when she officially became The Walking Mombie (sleep deprived and craving caffeine.)
Since the need to create and help others runs through her veins, I decided to make the best of both worlds and created The Walking Mombie blog. Through my writing, I'm able to educate others with useful parenting tips, photography tips, blogging tips, and provide useful educational resources.
I am also a graphic designer and photographer who loves spreading my creativity by creating educational free printable's for children, useful free resourceful printable's for parents and teachers, and other free fun goodies for good people.
I live with my husband and son somewhere between Chicago & Milwaukee. When I'm not teaching or blogging you can find me crocheting, taking pictures, & reading. read more...
- Website/Blog: http://www.thewalkingmombie.com/ https://medium.com/@thewalkingmombie
Pretend play is a very important part of a child's developmental learning process in a natural atmosphere. Pretend play inspires creativity and imaginative play. A child's pretend play are should be very inviting, fun and should also incorporate an array of props to encourage pretend play. The type of materials needed will depend on the specific kind of theme.
In order to decide whether or not your child is truly ready to begin learning the alphabet, try this quick test. Have your child hold a pencil, if they are able to properly hold a pencil steadily in their hand, then this is a good starting point. Be patient with your child, and remember that writing is a complete new process and can be a difficult task for young children
Whether you're looking to find a small Halloween treat (without all that sugar!) to give to your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc., this enormous list of Halloween & Fall children's books is sure to help you with your decision.
Do your kids love playing Minecraft? If you're unfamiliar with the video/computer game Minecraft—here's a quick run down explaining exactly what it is. Minecraft is a highly popular computer game for kids that's based on community. Kids love being able to have the freedom to design and build anything their hearts desire! It provides children with the benefit of developing coding skills online in a safe and secure community which is moderated by technical counselors. Coding skill knowledge give children a valuable advantage in an ever changing technological advanced world; skills that will be beneficial to them in the future
Looking for kids websites? The internet has so many wonderful educational websites for kids to explore, right at the tips of their fingers. There are tons of kid-friendly websites that are dedicated to children's learning. We've have scoured the internet for the top kid websites, in search of safe educational and fun websites for children and created a nice list for you to reference. Here they are categorized in no particular order.
The Tooth Fairy experience can be different for everyone, so there's no wrong or right way to go about it. We've created some really awesome free printable's and Tooth Fairy ideas for the Tooth Fairy to use the next time your child lose's a tooth! Take a quick look at the list of our free sweet Tooth Fairy printable's below! Tooth Fairy Kit Includes: 1. My Tooth Tracker Chart 2. Lost Tooth Report Card 3.Tooth Fairy Certificate 4. Tooth Fairy Letter (pre-written) 5. Tooth Fairy Letterhead 6. Tooth Fairy Punch Cards 7. Tooth Fairy Dust Bag Toppers 8. My Tooth Brushing Chart 9. Tooth Fairy Reminder Signs 10. Tooth Fairy Check 11. Tooth Fairy Receipt 12. Tooth Fairy Stickers 13. Tooth Fairy Gift Boxes Each printable can be downloaded separately to make picking and choosing easier!
In an effort to save you some money, we've designed two beautiful watercolor calendars for you and they're FREE! Simply download one or both of our PDF file and print! One calendar features an "under the sea" theme and our other calendar feature's a floral theme!
You'll find six different weekly planner templates, each featuring a beautiful wildlife animal. I've also included printable note cards for your miscellaneous notes, and a matching 2017 calendar. See, everything you need to stay organized and less stressed!