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!
My good friend Shelly shared this idea with me. It is based on the book Bear in Underwear by Todd H. Doodler. You can download the pattern for the bear and the underwear here. For the eyes, have students clip corners and round to make circles out of 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 in squares. Then color black circles in the center before gluing the eyes on.