Eric Carle is my favorite author and illustrator. His illustrations are colorful and appealing to all ages making them the perfect decorations for my classroom. Books by Eric Carle show compassion to others and our world. His books have interesting special features to engage the reader. He speaks about hardships in his youth and how a teacher gave him hope and encouragement.
Kindergartners are the best! They love to be at school and learn so much throughout their kindergarten year. Engaging children in meaningful activities and guiding them as they process and learn is very rewarding.
I was born in Alma, Nebraska and later lived in Chadron and Sidney. I got my teaching degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Go Big Red!
I like to get my hands messy doing various art projects and gardening. I am very proud of my two adult children that are out in the world doing great things. Currently, I have my son's dog, Abeja, because he is living abroad. I walk daily with Abeja and she is often the subject of my sample stories during writing time. I spend time trying to keep up with my children and the dog!