Phone: (314) 241-1533
Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood Certification:Birth-5th Elementary Certification: 1st-5th Mater's Degree:Early Childhood Education Master's Degree: Educational Technology
My name is Mrs. Wideman, and I am so excited to be your child’s prekindergarten teacher this year. It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I welcome you and your child to my classroom this year! We are going to do so many fun things while prepaing for Kindergarten. This is my seventh year at Peabody Elementary. I hold a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Educational Technology from Lindenwood University.
-My favorite color is: Pink
-My favorite food is: Pizza
-My favorite drinks are: Water and Coffee
-I have been married for 5 years and have a duaghter who is 4 and son who is 2
-Things I like to do: Workout and travel
The upcoming weeks will be ones of adjustment for your preschooler. It will be a “getting to know you” period for all of us. Your child will be busy getting to know the school and its routines, the teacher, and other classmates. He or she will be learning to work with a group and also learning to be independent while learning and gaining self-confidence in making decisions on their own. You may also help your child establish a good routine by seeing that he or she gets to school on time. The beginning of the day is spent in group activities and planning for the day, which we feel is extremely important. A child who is habitually late tends to have a left-out feeling and it may affect their whole day.
Although preschool is sometimes thought of as a readiness program for kindergarten, it is really a total part of the school program. Within the broad and flexible framework of preschool, our major goal is to help every child develop a good self-concept, a feeling of self-worth, a feeling that he or she is a valuable person and has a contribution to make to society.
We want your preschooler to develop self-confidence and self-discipline. He or she will have many successes in their day-to-day experiences so that they can also cope with occasional failures.
We know that preschool children learn best by using their senses, by doing, and through the use of concrete materials. Using this knowledge, the preschool program allows for many individual differences and growth patterns of each child while keeping in mind that each child will gain something different from the variety of experiences.
You are more than welcome to visit our classroom at any time. Simply let me know what day you plan to come, and be sure to check in at the office to let them know that you are in the building.
Peabody Staff wants every child to get the best possible start in this important part of their education and experience with school. We cannot stress too strongly the need for good communication between home and school for the welfare of your child. Please do not hesitate to call me or the office about any question you might have. We will do likewise.
Your Child’s Partner in Education,