Little Explorers ABC Until Z Camp
This is an ongoing camp where Kinder to Second Graders will review their letter and phonic sound foundation skills for spelling and writing.
18 total reviews for this teacher
Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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II am a linguistic nut! Anything related to the human language is extremely interesting. Letters, the alphabet kind play a key role in preschool because everyone wants them to know their letters. However, it's equally important for kinder through second graders to know and learn their letter and letter sounds and how they are used, especially in words and sentences. Let's go to the ABC until Z camp and explore letters and letter-sound as they connect to words that they would use while...
This class is taught in English.
The students identify letter and letter sounds as they are related to their experience.
As a dedicated education teacher with over 30 plus years of experience in (online and public school) teaching children (birth-sixth grade) with special needs, regular education, students who are second language learners, preschoolers, and my children, I know that writing is an important skill. I have an Ed.S from Walden University Online December 2015, M.ed. in Curriculum & Instruction University of Phoenix June 2005, BA in Special Education with concentrations in affective, emotional, and cognitive disorders from Old Dominion University June 2002, BS in Elementary Education from Bemidji State University July 1985 with associates degrees in Early Childhood Associate Degree and Sociology. In addition, I have 6 years of online experience in working with children and adults whose second language is English or who are learning English, as well as, working with students in the public schools whose second language is English or who have language delays (written and spoken). I have certifications in TEFL and TESOL, in addition, to receiving certifications from professional development provided by public school districts in Texas and Colorado. I have taught, developed individual education plans and individual literary plans, and worked with students who have limited fine motor skills, gross motor delays, or sensory or neurological delays, for over 30 years. I have worked with occupational therapists (and other specialists) to develop students' individual education plans, to help them learn to write, specifically to help them develop their eye-hand movements, fine motor, academic skills (reading and writing), gross motor, and life skills. I was the lead teacher in center-based programs for students with moderate to severe disabilities. I was a resource teacher and inclusion specialist for students with mild to moderate disabilities in public schools. This course will be based on techniques and skills that I found useful in helping students learn to write. The training I have received, certified workshops, and courses, to give me continuing education points to maintain my licenses in regular education and specialized education, were in sensory, fine motor, gross motor, curriculum development, academic, and writing skills. I have received training in a variety of established handwriting programs, i.e. Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, D'Nealian, Draw, Write Now as well as reading curriculums with associated writing programs. I have been trained and taught the Fundations/Wilson Language Training. I still have and use those materials in my classes. In addition, I have reviewed various curriculum programs (Reading, Writing, Math) and adapted them so that my students (who had the fine motor and/or gross motor delays) can receive full advantage of these programs. I am certified to teach students who have (mild, moderate, and severe) Affective, Cognitive and Emotional disorders. I have taught and adapted programs for students who have physical (fine and gross motor skills) in addition to effective, emotional, and cognitive disorders. In addition, I have trained teachers to work with students in their classrooms who have a variety of disabilities that affect their writing, reading, and math development. During my career, I have maintained and advanced by taking courses and attending workshops in a variety of areas to help students with mild, moderate, and severe (Affective, Cognitive, and Emotional disorders), as well as, Physical disabilities. I have also used aids, play-dough, small balls, and specialized materials that I have developed, with the help of occupational therapists, to help students to learn to write and develop their fine and gross motor skills.
Informal, participation in class
50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Students may need parental guidance for cutting or putting together the craft project. I will have the materials and outline of the craft prior to class. The student will need scissors, yarn, paper, and colors for each class. In addition, we will use YouTube videos from my subscription to Jack Hartman, OT Closet, The Singing Walrus, National Geographic Kids, and Scratch Garden via screen sharing during class. The students do not need to have their own subscription. .
Michelle Dragalin, E.dS
Outschool Literacy Teacher and Ongoing Learner
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
18 total reviews
25 completed classes
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