Bounce Into Education
Mr. Tyler's Special Needs Pre-K
Designed By: Tyler Bailey
name is Tyler Bailey and a recent graduate of The University of
Georgia. This is my first year of teaching and second semester in
my Masters program through Valdosta State University. I
teach at Still Elementary
located in Powder
The school is part of the second largest school system in the
state of Georgia, Cobb County. I am a Special Needs Pre-K
Teacher. What is so ironic about teaching at Still
is that I went their as a student. It is very rewarding to return
as a teacher and work with some of the same educators who were there
while I attended the school. We have a great students and
staff, and I am very fortunate to be apart of the school.
of school I love to play tennis and run.
Tennis is a
sport that I have played for over half my life and running
is a way to challenge myself as an athlete.
I recently completed my first half marathon this spring. I
am continuing to train for a full marathon
Along with being an athlete myself I
coach swimming for my old high school with my former coach. Besides
sports I am a
photographer and ceramist. Art is a huge part of my life;
it surrounds everything
that I do. I like to look at the world through art. This
summer I will be teaching elementary and middle grades Summer Art Camp.
class is a Special
Needs Pre-K classroom.
My students range in disability and age from 3-5.
In my class we work on expanding the students
social norms and preparing them for kindergarten. Our
after the ring of the morning bell. We start our day with
coloring and morning snack. Morning circle follows,
it is a time where we greet each other discuss the weather, and look
calendar. After circle we go outside and
play for about 20 minutes. In returning
to the classroom we participate in Smart Moves and then developmental
centers. Dance and movement follows
centers, and lunch follows movement. My
students who are 3 stay a half day and leave school after lunch.
The older ones stay a full day and we work on
literacy centers. In literacy centers we
work on the alphabet and numbers. After a day full of activities
the students are sent home at 2pm.