I taught full-day kindergarten for 14 years and have spent the last 2 years as a kindergarten and first grade strategist working all over my district. I am excited to say that this school year I will be back in my own kindergarten classroom!! While I loved working with kinder and first grade teachers and their students, I missed having a class of my own.
I graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2008 with a masters in curriculum and instruction. I am currently working on my doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction at the University of North Texas. I hope to one day teach at the university level. I love what I do and want to pass on all that I have learned over the years to fellow teachers and students!
Whether you teach a unit on Dental Health or not.... you have to check out Brooke's latest unit Dental Health For Primary Learners. For $5.09, you get a 70 page unit packed with fun dental health activities that cover a multitude of concepts, so any of the lessons would be easy to integrate into your plans regardless of whether you are focusing on dental health or not. It contains a non-fiction book called "Whose Teeth are These?"( I absolutely LOVE this book!), graphing activities, problem solving, an inference investigation, 2 class books (These are so cute too!), an application to help the tooth fairy while she's on vacation, literature connections, media literacy-advertisement, and lots of great writing prompt ideas! The non-fiction text Brooke created even contains George Washington's teeth, so you could even connect the lessons to President's Day!