Meet Doodles & Kreations!October 26, 2012
We've got another great duo to introduce you to this week - Doodles and Kreations! This team is made up of Kim and Debby, we spoke with Kim about their store and teaching journey. These ladies are preschool bilingual teachers, so they definitely bring something different to the table.
Kim, like many teachers, knew from a young age that it was what she was meant to do. She used to play school with her neighbors in the front yard, teaching them as they played. Her friends would go home upset because she tried to give them homework before they left! Kim is sure that she was born to be a teacher and she would not be comfortable doing anything else. A principal once told her "A preachers is born to preach and a teacher is born to teach" and those words still stick with her today.
In the classroom, Kim always enjoyed creating her own materials. When she began teaching she found there was a void in the market for cute materials for Spanish speaking students. She got in the habit of making all her own games and activities. Her partner, Debby, collaborated and wanted to share with other teachers. That is when they found TpT. They have a stack of resources they are remaking with graphics by Debby and are eagerly waiting to share them with other teachers.
We'll be looking at their Halloween Letter Match in a few minutes, but lets get to our fun questions for the week :)
Q: How old you would be if you didn't know how old you are?
A: I would be 5 years old. I love to sit and color and make crafts and activities. Being a PK teachers give me the opportunity to do what I love to do. What other job lets you sing and dance and cut and color?
Q: If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
A: There are too many people in this world doing things that they hate. Everyone has a passion. Find what your passion is and try to find a job that allows you to do work while enjoying your job. We love our jobs and we are very passionate about doing them. Life is too short to hate your job.
Q: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Why?
A: I would be Wonder Woman. I have 8 year old twins that keep me running all the time. It is all I can do to keep up with them. If I were Wonder Woman I would get the housework and laundry done in a flash so that I could enjoy doing activities with my munchkins.
Now on to the Halloween Letter Match...
This is a cute Halloween themed letter matching game. Essentially it helps your students learn the alphabet and the sounds the letters make. You can use this in two ways. You can either create a file folder game, as pictured, or use two cookie sheets for the game.
The game also comes in three versions!
1. Pictures-to help young learners practice visual discrimination skills
2. Lower case letters-to match to pictures
3. Upper case letters-to match to pictures
If you're looking for an easy center for Halloween this would be a great addition to your collection. Drop by the store or blog for more information!