ECE: Week 5: Week of 1/28

In case you missed it:

This is one of my favorite weeks in ECE1: BABIES!!! and ECE2: Healthy Eating!!! Here’s what’s coming up:

ECE1: You will need to have all of your supplies for Egg Babies here by Thursday 2/12


ECE2: We continue to look at the American diet and how it impacts children.


Check out this article and video on suggestions for feeding a baby healthy foods and be ready: you are going to plan meals for an entire week for a 12 month old!

ECE: Week 4: Week of 1/21

ECE 1 students preparing items for Haitian orphanages


It’s hard to believe we are in our 4th week of school! It’s been awesome, and I love the enthusiasm everyone is bringing to class! Here’s what’s coming up:



ECE1: We have begun to look at issues that impact children. We are learning about dysfunctional and functional families and what positively and negatively impacts a child’s growth and development.

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ECE2:  We are learning about students with special needs and how to best teach these students.

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Here is the Open House PowerPoint I will share, in case anyone missed it:


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We will play this Jeopardy game to review special education laws: (copy and paste address)


ECE: Week 2: Week of 1/7

Well, we’re off to a great start. ECE2 had their first cooking assignment and there were no huge catastrophes. ECE1 is getting to know their inner selves and deciding career paths that might interest them. Here’s what’s coming up:


ECE1: Weekly-Lesson-Plans-ECE1-Week-2-1-12pnqi9

ECE2: ECE2-Week2 2016


Check out this great video about the importance of early childhood education. If you write a brief description of it and turn it in to me, you will receive 10 bonus points!!! (Due no later than 8/20)

Welcome Back!


ECE 1/ 2/ Internship:


Hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! I am so excited for the spring semester!! This week we will be getting to know each other and learning classroom rules and procedures. Everyone will receive a syllabus and required paperwork.


ECE1 Syllabus: ECE1 Syllabus  / Weekly-Lesson-Plans-ECE1-Week-1-1wn0r6w (3)-16biu2p

ECE2 Syllabus: ECE2 Syllabus / Weekly Lesson Plans ECE2 Week 1 (1)-1rheazq

Internship: internship portfolio



Here is a little about myself:

This is my seventh year at Harrison and my 26th year in Cobb County. (Time flies when you are having fun!!) I taught elementary school for 19 years, PE at Harrison, and now I am teaching Early Childhood Education classes. I also coach JV soccer at Harrison. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity. I love what I do and want to inspire Harrison’s students to work hard, learn much and make a difference in the world.

On a personal note, My husband, Chris Tanner, and I and have two “kids”. My daughter, Audrey, graduated from Harrison in 2015 and  is attending the University of North Alabama to play soccer. My son, Andrew, graduated for Emmanuel College where he received a degree in Sports Management. He recently married Ashley Thor Tanner and is now employed at my Alma mater, Kennesaw State University. We are a big soccer family and love the outdoors: fishing, kayaking, hiking…

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Mrs. Tanner: Sophomore: Belaire High School: Baton Rouge, LA