Welcome To My Garden 
Designed by Karen Barlow

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Hello!  My name is Karen Barlow, and I am a junior at Valdosta State University.  I am currently working on my Bachelor's degree from the Early Childhood and Reading Education Department.   Spring 2004 was my first semester at VSU.  I am fortunate to be able to attend VSU on the South Georgia College Campus. 

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As you have probably guessed by now,  I love flowers.   I enjoy the challenge of designing areas in my yard that invite you to sit down, relax, and enjoy a small piece of God's beautiful creation. I think it will take a lifetime to turn the dream into reality.   Spending time with my family is my main hobby.   My husband and I  have been married for 15 years and have lived in 5 different places along the way.  In June of 2003, we moved from Baxley to Douglas.  We have three children, Zach, Kyle and Harrison.    We enjoy vacations that keep us active and teach us something about the area we are in.   This past summer on our way to Atlanta, we detoured over to Lumpkin so we could hike to the bottom of Providence Canyon.   If you decide to try it, be sure to wear shoes and socks that you would not mind getting dirty.  I found out the wet, red Georgia clay on the bottom of the canyon floor does not come out no matter what cleaning product you use or how long you soak it.    After we arrived in Atlanta, we went to a Braves game, visited the World of Coca Cola and experienced riding Marta.   One of our favorite trips was to Chattanooga, TN.   We enjoyed the Tennessee River Aquarium, the Imax Theater,  Incline Railway and Ruby Falls,  just to name a few.   We also hiked up Lookout Mountain and wound our way through Rock City.    This summer we will be taking a break from all the action and heading to Fernandina Beach to spend a few days swimming and fishing.


Student Resource Page


Teacher Resource Page


Electronic Portfolio


Paint  a Picture


Paint Lesson Plan

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Electronic Reading File


TopicQuest Page


TopicQuest Lesson Plan




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