I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
For those of you who do a hunt for the gingerbread man to get your kids acquainted with the school and the people in it, this class book idea is a good extension- Where is the Gingerbread Man Hiding? The pictures from the site can't be copied and pasted so go to Where is the Gingerbread Man Hiding to see an example. You can print a template for the book at book template.