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.
If you have not checked out Heidi's most recent post, you should do so. She has patterns you can print for a cute polar bear and Tacky the Penguin. She also has a cute play of The Mitten for sale on her site as well as a cute snowman idea from her Little Songs for Language Arts CD.