Kate’s introduction for Learn and Grow Books
Hi! My name is Kate. I am a preschool teacher with 17 years of experience. I have worked in two colleges, the YMCA, one bowling alley, two community centers, for the Parks and Recreation, and two private centers.
I have potty trained over a thousand children. I have worked with newborns to preteens. Most of my work though was with pre-K kids.
I love to cook. At my previous job, I served as both a full-time pre-K teacher as well as the cook. I made everything from Mac and Cheese to Spaghetti to freshly baked cookies. I also taught cooking. We made bread, Jell-o, pizza, friendship fruit salad, pudding from scratch, and many other fun things. Not only did I love cooking with the kids, they loved cooking with me. Stuff like this makes my job worth while.
This web site will be about sharing tips and experiences. I will leave plenty of resources for both parents and pre-K teachers to use. I will leave you everything from recipes to songs to games to teaching aids.
Singing is a great way to help kids learn. It improves language skills, social bonding, memory, and even being able to keep time along with the rest of the group.
I will share with you teaching aids from different seasons. I especially love Summers, but I will have seasonal teaching aids that you can use. The teaching aids are often holiday related. For example, I will have plenty of Thanksgiving aids for you to use. They will be in the form of PDF files that you can print out if you have a printer connected to your computer. You can also preview and save it for later.
I will have art aids as well. Art from a young age helps kids think creatively. I will have plenty of PDF files that your child or your students (depending on whether you are a parent or a pre-K teacher) can use for art.
This website will be an excellent resource for both parents and pre-K teachers.