Meet Your Educator: Kat McGrue-Whitmeyer

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Introducing: Miss Kat McGrue-Whitmeyer

What book are you currently reading? The Game of Life by Florence Scovel and Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly

What’s your favorite fall or winter beverage? Fall: Pumpkin spice coffee, hot or cold; Winter: Peppermint Hot

What’s a fun fact about you? I snore

What snack is your guilty pleasure? Dark Chocolate covered raisins.

 

How many long have you been with the Fun Van? 3 whole weeks.

What did you do before working at the Fun Van? I worked in home visitation using the Parents as Teachers curriculum for 3.5 years. Before that I worked as a Family Support Worker for Family Preservation.

How did you hear about the Fun Van? I have known about Fun Van since 2014 while working for Easter Seals Blake Foundation. However, I learned about this current position through researching for a position where I could best use my skills in child development.

What do you enjoy most about working at Fun Van? I love how everyone has been so welcoming. Everyone works very well together and is very supportive of one another. It seems to be a positive and warm work environment.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? When I have free time, I make sure to spend time making memories with my children. I love going to comedy shows as well.

What advice do you have for parents? Parents are a child’s first teacher. Remember that it is your job to advocate for your children, especially when there is a need.

What’s one of your favorite books and activities for your Fun Van families?

My favorite book to read out loud is Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? By Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Check out all the ways you can use these apple free printables for apple math activities with your kids in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your apples theme, Johnny Appleseed study, BTS theme or harvest theme units and lesson plans. Kids will love the hands-on learning ideas to learn numbers, counting, comparing numbers, etc. Perfect for your early childhood math centers, here are even math game ideas. #appletheme #preschoolmath #preschool

 

I love this counting activity using apple erasers in a muffin tin. It is such a simple activity, but very helpful for introducing and practicing 1-to-1 number correspondence.

 

 

Thanks to https://earlylearningideas.com/apple-math-activities/ for the idea!

What advice do you have for parents? Parents are a child’s first teacher. Remember that it is your job to advocate for your children, especially when there is a need.