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!
Just came across this unit on TPT and I LOVE it!! It's called "Flat Gingy" and yes... it is a spin off of the lovable Flat Stanley. "Flat Gingy" is Flat Stanley's Holiday Cousin :) Christie from First Grade Fever has created a fun and inexpensive take home writing project. Student's make "Flat Gingy" at school, take him home for some holiday fun with their family, then write up something about their adventure together. You could easily modify this project to meet the age of your students. They can write one or two sentences about the adventure or a whole page. They can even dictate their story if your students are very young writers. You can check out Christie's unit here. I already have it in my cart to purchase tomorrow during the big TPT Cyber Monday Sale.