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Draw and Share Playgroup for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Teacher Lily (Mrs. Palmer)
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In this ongoing playgroup, learners will free draw pictures, share toys, and take turns talking with other kids in the same age group. The playgroup offers a place to socialize when other options aren't available. #creative

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
  • Students will practice age appropriate social skills; such as taking turns, listening, asking questions, following directions and being good friends. They will practice these skills in a fun playgroup through teacher guidance. The students will have an opportunity to share their drawings and practice explaining their work and giving details.
Former Elementary teacher (Early Childhood to Grade 6; ESOL/ESL) for 6 years & currently Homeschooling my PreK/Kindergarten aged child.

My Qualifications and Certifications:
•	Master's degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. I graduated with highest distinction and received a 2010 IACTE Future Educator’s Award.
•	I have a Bachelor’s Degree in French, which I studied alongside many other foreign languages. I received a Faculty Award 1997-1999.
•	New Hampshire Teaching License, Elementary Ed (K-6), Early Childhood (N-3), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL K-6th).
•	Texas Teaching License, Generalist Grades (Early Childhood-6th)
•	English as a Second Language Supplemental License, Grades (Early Childhood-6th)
•	Indiana Teaching License, Generalist Grades (K-6)
•	Experience with both 5th grade Self-Contained (5 Subject) and 5th grade Language Arts Block (Reading, Social Studies, & Writing); Self-Contained 2nd Grade Classroom (5 Subject); Self-Contained 1st Grade Classroom (5 Subject); Multi-Age Classroom (PK-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th setups); Tutoring ESOL & IEP Students; One on one & whole class instruction of K-6 international/refugee/ESOL children from diverse multicultural and limited English backgrounds; Instructional Training: Balanced Literacy, Thinking Maps, 6 Traits Writing Workshop, Inquiry Math, Problem Based Math, Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan, ESL training; Classroom Management Training: 7 Habits of Effective Leaders and 7 Habits of Happy Kids Leadership program, Love & Logic, CHAMPS, Second Step & PBIS Behavior Training; Additional School Roles: 5th Grade Science Lead Teacher, 5th Grade Social Studies/LA Lead Teacher, 5th Grade ESL Lead Teacher.  Experience teaching world languages to multi-age classrooms/ teaching farm and animal agriculture.  
Required Supplies (Students may use these items for class)
Paper or Whiteboard or drawing tablet 
Student can use another art medium such as clay, paint, or even blocks if they are interested.

I will send a message prior to future classes if additional supplies are needed for a fun craft activity, but prefer to keep it simple to allow students an opportunity to work more independently and allow parents to use this 25 min class period as needed with only basic supervision needed on their part.
If student is new to Outschool/Zoom, please be in the room or available to help student with mute/unmute buttons if needed.  Students will need to have drawing supplies available for class. Otherwise minimal parental guidance should be needed.  

Note: Since this is primarily a play-based class with other younger learners, I generally will not share recordings for safety and privacy reasons.  However, if it is possible based on class material, I can sometimes create at home activity sheets from my slides for learners, who may have missed class.  So feel free to reach out to me if that is something that you might be interested in.
If your student loved a movement/transition song used during class, below is a list of educational creators the teacher incorporates (with permission) in various classes. 

Video Copyright Permissions:
1. The Learning Station; www.LearningStationMusic.com; Don Monopoli Productions; www.YouTube.com/TheLearningStation
2. Jack Hartmann's Hop 2 it Music; www.jackhatmann.com; 2022 Hop 2 It Music; www.YouTube.com/jackhartmann

The teacher will occasionally use excerpts of story books and quick transition video clips (with author's/performer's/creator's permissions) to introduce an activity or allow the students to move/play a game.  These will only be used as supporting materials to provide opportunities for social engagement and will not be used for long periods of the class.

The teacher may use books that the teacher wrote about her goat, Oreo and lambs, Herbie and Kirby for students, who may prefer a story to give them drawing ideas. The two books written by the teacher are:

Weather Adventure with Kirby, Herbie & Oreo. (Author: Lily Palmer -Teacher)
Adventures with Kirby, Herbie & Oreo. (Author: Lily Palmer - Teacher)

These books will be used to engage learners, who prefer to observe and listen in this class. These will only be used as supporting materials to provide opportunities for social engagement and will not be used for long periods of the class. 

Title photo create via Canva Professional.
Joined September, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education
Welcome to my class!  My name Mrs. Palmer. I am so excited to be teaching on Outschool.  I love teaching and was a professional classroom teacher for 6+ years.  I love to help my students find their learning style and help give them the... 
Group Class


1x per week
25 min

Completed by 23 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-7
1-4 learners per class

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