This Learning Pod starts at 10:30am ET (9:30am CT, 8:30am MT, 7:30am PT).
This learning pod offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum for early learning while providing a solid
The skills covered include:
• Color, number, and letter recognition
• Patterns and shapes
• Repeating and clapping sentences
Your preschooler will be talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing: all five of the components of a strong preschool reading curriculum!
Number of students: 5 to 8
Instructor's bio: My name is Sandra, and I have been a teacher for over 30 years, working in both public and private schools.My experience includes remedial teacher, reading and math interventionist, reading specialist, resource teacher, and classroom teacher for students in grades PreK through 8th grade.
A message from Sandra: "Welcome to our Early Readers Learning Class! I'm excited to share the love of learning with all of you! Be ready for an entertaining interactive experience as we incorporate music, movement, and lots of props into learning to read! I encourage student engagement with every child throughout the entire lesson and use the technique of total physical response while teaching for the benefit of all learning modalities. Adapting to students' different learning styles and academic needs during every class is a priority. Our classes are full of exciting learning activities that will put a smile on your face, and I can't wait to see you there!"
Education: I have a Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist (K-12) from State University of New York at Fredonia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (PreK-6) with a concentration in Mathematics from State University of New York at Fredonia graduating with the highest academic honor as a Summa Cum Laude graduate.
Hometown: Dunkirk, New York
Sandra's Favorite things:
Favorite Author: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Food: Anything Chocolate
Favorite Place to Visit: Walt Disney World
Favorite Hobbies: gardening, walking, hiking, reading, music, and spending time with family
Fun Fact: I have a Standard Poodle named Max and a Ragdoll cat named Ivan!
Part of the Testing Mom Learning Pods program.
Designed for emerging pre-readers who have an early learning level of attention.
5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 activity ratings
Nov 23, 2020
Organized and flowed well. Age appropriate and engaging.
Oct 7, 2020
Very interactive and send home worksheets.
Sometimes problem logging on to zoom
Reviews for TestingMom.com
4.6 out of 5
Based on 297 provider ratings
Jan 17, 2021
More than half of the time was just spent on opening the chess-playing website and solving technical glitches. The left over time was spent on connecting the players to play the game. I think this class only served the purpose of learning that one of the websites exists where kids can play chess. My kid lost interest after sitting for more than half an hour and just listening to how to connect to the website. It wasn't interesting for us I had already created an account before the class started.
Jan 13, 2021
My child has been in this class for weeks now and his love of and ability in math continues to grow. I cannot say enough good things about Cole and his instruction. During these crazy times with ‘school’ I am at least at peace knowing my child is being challenged and pushed in Math. Many thanks Cole and Testing Mom.
Keeping offering it.
Mon-Fri: Math Concepts (Grades 3-5)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Cole
Jan 11, 2021
Engaging instructor. Very funny (and that’s what keeps the kids interested!) works to keep my child’s focus. Besides, she is learning chess rules with silly songs which is a great way to learn for any age
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