Dive Into Tawuana's Ocean Of Opportunities
Designed by Tawuana Gaines

A blue and orange fish swimming in the ocean.

Hello, and welcome to my homepage.  My name is Tawuana Gaines and I am currently a junior at Valdosta State University.  My major is Early Childhood Education.  I chose to become an educator because I enjoy working with children and I have a very special one of my own (Tatyana) who is 7 years old.  I plan to graduate in May 2008.

Fish in an aquarium.

In my spare time I like to travel, go to the movies, go shopping, and spend time with my family who is very important to me.  I love shopping at Wal-Mart and the Dollar Tree.  They have really fun gifts for children of all ages.  One of my favorite places to visit is the Summer Waves Water Park at Jekyll Island.  The park has many water rides and fun activities.  Another special place I like to visit is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.  It is exciting to see and learn about all the different animals that live in the ocean.

        Fish swimming on the ocean floor.                                                                                   Dad and Son fish                                                       

Here are two websites that I use and will continue to use as a teacher for ideas, fun activities, and great stories:  The Crayola Website and Children's Storybooks Online.  The Crayola Website has an excellent game room, coloring activities, and a card creator, which can be used to make birthday or Christmas cards.  The Children's Storybook Website is a perfect way to integrate Technology into the classroom.  It has a variety of stories that teachers, parents, and children can read online.  The Children's Storybooks Website also has great illustrations for young readers.

purple fish swimming

Student Resources
swimming turtles

Ways I Can Integrate Technology
swimming dolphin
LiveText Portfolio
A crab running.

Topic Mini-Research & Literature Website
A fish swimming.

The Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan

Swimming dolphin.

Electronic Reading Activity
Red and blue fish swimming.

A blue octopus blinking its eyes.
Inspiration Concept Map

Different creatures in the ocean.twgaines@valdosta.edu