Dr. Seuss's Red and White Stripped hat with his arm holding it upOh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss's red and white stripped hat with his arm holding it up
Designed by Mary Beth Secor


                                                                                     Animated World Globe
Animated Dr. Seuss moving his hands up and down while wearing a red striped hat with a red bowtie

                                                                                

Hi! My name is Mary Beth Secor, and I would like to welcome you to my website. I am twenty years old and currently a junior here at Valdosta State University, pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have had a lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, and I'm so excited to finally becoming another step closer to fulfilling it. I love children and hope to make a difference in each and every one of their lives. I plan on graduating in the Spring of 2008. Upon graduating, I am going to obtain my Masters Degree in pursuit of teaching fifth grade within the Fayette County school system.              
                                 

Originally born and raised in upstate New York for half of my life, I am now proud to call Peachtree City, Georgia home. I graduated in May of 2004 from one of the best high schools in the state of Georgia, McIntosh High School. I was involved in many extracurricular activities during my high school years such as: playing basketball and volleyball, running track, and playing the clarinet in the band.


                                            A picture of me, Mary Beth Secor                                        Dr. Suess wearing his red and white striped hat with a big red bowtie with a dark blue background
                                              

In my spare time, I enjoy both playing and watching sports, making scrapbooks, going to theme parks, traveling, and most of all, spending time with my family and friends.  I absolutely love the Atlanta Braves, and my family and I catch a game every chance we get. I also spend a lot of time watching college basketball, and my favorite team is the Duke Blue Devils.
Living so close to Atlanta has it perks because I love the thrill of riding roller coasters at Six Flags' Theme Park and touring through Georgia's Aquarium, the largest one in the world.


Fish bowl with red fish jumping out of it


In addition to my interest in sports, I absolutely love to travel. One of my favorite places to visit is
New York City because the atmosphere is so fast-paced with a lot of history, diverse culture, and lots of shopping there. Although I haven't been out of the country yet, I am planning a trip this March to go to Ireland and England. I'm really excited about this vacation, and I hope to one day have the opportunity to travel the world.


 
     Dr. Seuss accompanied by his friends and characters from other stories such as an elephant                      Dr. Seuss              
                                                                                                                        
Technology plays a vital role in teaching students in today's classrooms. There are several great resources and helpful aids available online for teachers instructing every age group.  Two websites that I have found most helpful are: Scholastic Station because it contains numerous online activities, lesson plans, teaching strategies, and other helpful tools, and Education World because it has lesson plans, advice for new teachers, and displays ways to integrate technology within the classroom.


School train with the letters from the alphabet on it with an apple in the center




Horton Hears a Who book cover by Dr. Seuss with an elephant in the center

Student Resources

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish cover to Dr. Seuss's book with colorful fish on the front

Ways I Can Integrate Technology

Dr. Seuss's Book cover from In a People House

LiveText Portfolio

Book Cover to Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss with a big fox walking across the center


Topic Mini-Research & Literature Website

Dr. Seuss stamp


Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan

Book cover to green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss with the character and green eggs and ham in the center

Topic Literature Lesson Plan

ABC Book cover with animals beside the alphabet letters

Electronic Reading Activity

Book cover to the Cat in the Hat


E-Book

Book cover to Oh the Places you'll go

Inspiration Concept Map


Animated mailbox that opens and closes with a patch of grass and flowers beneath it
mbsecor@valdosta.edu