by Katie Crowder
is Kathleen Crowder, but everyone calls me Katie. I was born in
Homestead, Florida. but I have lived in Valdosta, Georgia. for the past
years. I am currently a Junior at Valdosta
State University in the Early
Childhood and Special Education Department and I am
majoring in Early Childhood Education. When I graduate I would
like to become a third grade teacher at James
Lovett Dewar Elementary School. I am
very excited about my future as a teacher and can not wait to get into
am training to become a teacher for the state of Georgia, I use the Georgia Performance Standards to plan all
my lessons. I also found some awesome advice for first time teachers which I
will definitely be re-reading before I start my first year in my own
spend most of my time at Valdosta State because if I am not in class
I am working with Dr. Brian Gerber. He has a great program that
he recently started called Math Science Partnership in which we have
two large groups, one of third through fifth grade teachers and one of
sixth through eighth grade teachers. During this program we try
to show the teacher new hands-on methods of teaching math and
science. Also, in this program we gave the participating teachers
iPods that they use to upload Podcasts
from our website. The
podcasts that they upload are lesson plans that were developed by
teachers in the area.
fifteen year old sister, Alex, and I are truly best friends and my
Chasin' is just like a child to me!
being outside! There is just so very much to do outside and there
are always great new adventures waiting for you! I love fishing, especially
salt water fishing!
There is nothing more exciting then hooking a fish and reeling them
in! One of my favorite places to go fishing is Perry, Florida.
are so many great fishing spots there, but probably my favorite one
there is Keaton Beach.
enjoy taking pictures of nature. The daisy picture at the top of
the page is
probably my favorite picture that I have taken. Here are a few