Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you
I live out my busy days as a mother of two boys (11 & 8) and one completely ridiculous rescue dog alongside my husband of 18 years. Our household loves OSU basketball, chocolate chip cookies and our yearly trip to South Carolina. My passion is education and I have spent the last 16 years as a teacher. In the fall I "graduate" to teaching second grade from my first love, teaching kindergarten, where I have been for the last 15 years. I am excited to learn more about the "big kids" and widen my knowledge of young learners.
Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.
I'm currently in the middle of a beta test for a project I am calling Team K Learning. I have several families of 3-5 year old children who have purchased learning materials from a suggested list and who have agreed to complete 30 days of activities with their children over the summer. During each of the 30 days they are sent a 3-5 minute video featuring myself and my dog Kramer (because sometimes 5 year olds would rather listen to a dog than a person). Each video gives instructions for the activities that are to be completed for the day. Our mission is "quality time with an educational purpose". We seek to foster more engaged time between parents and children and to help children avoid summer regression so that they arrive to their new classrooms in the fall fully ready for new challenges.