I connect the mind, heart and body through puppets. It is important to me that children absorb information while working in a playful safe space.

Sample ELE: Every day follows a routine with each activity leading up to the next. I open each day with a welcoming song (early el.) and introduce the day’s activity with an informal performance with one special puppet. Each day every student participates as both the puppeteer and as the audience. Reflection time is important and included.

Special Requirements: It’s best to be able to work in an empty room or at best one that has lots of room to move about. I like to bring in a tabletop theater. I use lots of puppets and while I can move from room to room I find that challenging without having the use of the theater. My strength is in working with K, 1 and 2.

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