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.
We made these hot air balloons earlier in the month but I haven't had a chance to post the pictures. When I made these balloons before I used pictures of the kids for the faces, but I actually like the hand-drawn faces better. These balloons would work for teaching the word "up", teaching the letter "u" or with the Dr. Seuss books Great Day for Up! and Oh, the Places You'll Go!