When people do art, they have their own ideas and ambitions as to what they are going to create. I may use a special vacation [...]
About Karen PhillipsKaren has been dabbling in teaching environmental science for about 33 years through the National Park Service, non-profit organizations, California Air Districts and as a school docent. Her BS Degree in Environmental and Systematic Biology led her to a nearly 15 year career working in inspection and enforcement for two air districts in California. She is entering her eighth year teaching preschool in a play-based school with a strong science emphasis, and she just completed an AS Degree in Early Childhood Education. In Karen’s free time she cares for several honeybee hives, gardens, watercolor paints, travels, and loves outdoor Dutch oven and solar cooking.
“Bang, bang!” “Pshu, pshu!” “I’m shooting ice. You’re frozen!” These are common sounds and phrases spoken by young children in classrooms and on playgrounds throughout [...]
This school year, I’m teaching an enrichment course as an alternative to our extended lunch program. In the course, which meets once a week for [...]
It’s always exciting starting a new school year, and although I’m entering my eighth year teaching preschool, no year is ever the same—and I love [...]