I am thrilled to finally have the Tiny Toes blog up and running!
I am JoAn. Wife to a fabulous husband of 26 years, mother to four incredible children, breast cancer survivor of 6 years, and teacher of many tiny toes for 9 years. I taught 2nd grade for 8 years and thought I would never leave that grade level. But, I currently teach Pre-K and absolutely love it! I love the innocence, the purity, and the wonder of these four and five year olds. I adore making SMARTboard or Mimio lessons for these little guys to interact with on the whiteboard. So often I hear that they are just too young to do the technology type learning. My kids have definitely disproved that!
I am part of a Title 1 school with about 85% of our students on free or reduced lunch. I participate and have been very successful in Donor's Choose. We have gotten ipods, school supplies, and this year a large color-block 'morning calendar' carpet all FREE and donated through generous anonymous people through Donors Choose. If you've not ever been there, go check them out at www.donorschoose.com . You won't regret it!
I am also part of Teachers Pay Teachers. The community there for teachers is astounding. The selflessness of the sellers there is hands down the best anywhere. I started my TpT store, Tiny Toes, in January 2013. I mainly gear my lessons to SMARTboard or other interactive lessons. I have recently started designing printables too to go along with my interactive activities.
So, welcome. Make yourself at home. Join me on this journey of life and love of children. JoAn