Give The Gift of Knowledge
Designed by: Ashley Troutman


Welcome to my page!  My name is Ashley Herod Troutman.  I am a senior at Valdosta State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the Early Childhood and Special Education Department.  This will actually be my second degree from Valdosta State University.  My first degree was a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations.  I am originally from Lilburn, Georgia, but now I call Valdosta home.  I was married on August 9, 2008 here in Valdosta, and we have also bought a home here also.  I plan to stay in Valdosta and I cannot wait to have my very own classroom!  I truly believe that knowledge is the best gift you can give to anyone, and I look foward to making a difference in children's lives!

There are so many resources for teachers available on the internet.  One website I like to refer to for ideas is  Education World. This website is great for all grades, not just elementary grades.  It has various activities and lesson plans.  Another website that is helpful is Scholastic, as it interacts with students through activites on its website and lesson plans for teachers.

Now that we are homowners, my current hobby is making our house a home!  At least one of our televisions is always on the Home and Garden Television channel.  I have used this website for ideas on paint colors, my flower bed and craft ideas.  I make sure to always have a seasonal wreath on our front door, all of which I make.  Another hobby is watching sports with my husband.  During the spring and summer, we always try to attend at least a few Atlanta Braves games and during the fall and winter we are are cheering on the Atlanta Falcons, UGA Bulldogs, and of course, the Valdosta State Blazers!  Needless to say, we have a lot of red in our wardrobe!


Home Sweet Home
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska Go Braves! Sammy, our "child" Go Falcons!
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Ways I Can Integrate


My LiveText Portfolio

My Teacher Pageflakes

Future Page for Teaching

eBook Website

eBook Lesson Plan 1

eBook Lesson Plan 2

eBook Activity

Student Fun & Educational Resource Table

Social Studies
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Tale of a Singing Zebra

Math Playground
Ben's Guide to
U.S. Government For Kids
Classics For Kids