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Franklin The Turtle And Friends
Hi!!  My name is Dede Barfield, and I am currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Program at Valdosta State University.  I recently graduated fromAbraham Baldwin College in Tifton Georgia.  I am from Fitzgerald Georgia, and I am very excited about becoming a teacher!!!  I worked as a paraprofessional for four years, and finally decided to go back to college to pursue a career in Education.  I have been married for five years, and I have a two year old daughter named Macy.
Franklin and His Mom
Some of the things I enjoy are singing and spending time with my family.  Keith, Macy, and myself live on a farm where we enjoy riding our four-wheeler.  Keith and I also like to canoe, and we recently canoed theFlint River.
Franklin in the Forest
 My family also enjoys taking trips to visit Chehaw Park in Albany. There are lots of animals there, and the park is also a great place to fly kites and eat picnic lunches.

  One other park that Keith, Macy, and myself enjoy visiting is Wild Adventures, in Valdosta. Keith enjoys riding the roller coasters, and Macy and I enjoy seeing all of the animals. Her favorite animal is the elephant. We also enjoy going to all of the concerts that the park hosts.
I really enjoy working with children, and I hope that someday I will become a teacher who impacts my students' lives.
Franklin PaintingFranklin Painting

One thing Macy and I enjoy doing is reading books every night before bedtime. I love seeing the joy in her eyes when she knows that we are going to read. One great place to purchase books on-line is at Amazon.com. Their books are very reasonable, and it is a very convenient way to shop.
Franklin and His Dad


Project Link
Project Description
Cucumber Soup
This is a picture I created using Microsoft's Paint Program.  This book, Cucumber Soup, is written by Vickie Leigh Krudwig.  The book teaches insects, and also teaches numbers.  The book also teaches that no matter how small a person or insect is, if one believes in himself, anything can be accomplished.
Paint Lesson Plan
This is a lesson plan for the picture and story of Cucumber Soup.
My Very Own Farm
This is a page that tells all about farms. It has ten internet links that describe all the differnt things a child might find on a farm.  The page also has a Scenario Activity.
Lesson Plan for My Very Own Farm
This is a lesson plan for My Very Own Farm in the Georgia Learning Connection Format.
Electronic Reading File
This is an electronic reading file that identifies different genres.  The file also includes books that have been awarded Caldecott and Newberry medals.
Electronic Portfolio
Electronic Portfolio includes lesson plans and projects that I developed in my Early Childhood Program.
Cities Around the World
Interesting facts and comparison weather table for Beijing, China and New York City, New York.
This is an E-book created by Tammie Tankersley, Jamie Griffin, and Dede Barfield.
Franklin At Schooldwbarfie@valdosta.edu

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