Hi, I'm Gretchen! I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in kindergarten. I am a Southern California native and taught elementary school for eight years in public schools. I have a Masters Degree in Literacy from the University of San Diego and went on to pursue a second Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University. Ultimately, I could not stay away from California for too long, and returned to teach in Los Angeles. Although I had plans to go into curriculum design and policy, life had other plans and I am happily in a season of being a stay-at-home mom with three kids (Mason 6, Jaxson 4, Eloise 2).
I found my true passion while homeschooling my son for preschool and fell in love with the early preschool years. I am extremely passionate about creating opportunities for children to learn through play. I love creating curriculum and activities for my three children, so I know how time consuming planning and prepping activities can be. I am currently homeschooling my 1st grader and preschooler, while trying to keep my two-year-old entertained!
The purpose behind these activity boxes is to provide you with different hands on, engaging activities that can be modified for different learning needs. Everything you need is inside the box, so you can focus on connecting and enjoying the time with your child and not worry about forgetting the construction paper or googly eyes!