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!
As I introduced the strategies from the CAFE menu, we added them to our CAFE board. You will have to refer to the board repeatedly as you use the strategies in order to get your students to use it as a visual reminder. I introduced the strategies based on my curriculum rather than using the order on the menu. The emergent CAFE menu can be found on the CAFE web site.