Fri Jan 15th, 2021
Tags: doldrums, From the Eagle's Nest, frustration, havoc, Kathy Overman, Napoleon Hill, Southern Ute Head Start, Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, young child
Get your children organized!
It’s January – the time of the school year that can bring doldrums, frustration, and havoc to a young child. One way to help your son or daughter get through the next few months of school is to get them organized. With the holidays over and new toys in the house, purging and giving away older, less used items can be the beginning of helping your child to get organized.
Getting organized can make life easier for kids with learning and thinking differences. It might take some effort in the beginning, but it’s worth it in the long run. When it comes to day-to-day organization and on-campus or online learning, here are a few tips to assist in these days of winter.
For this edition of the Drum, the SUIMA staff spotlight is on Kathy Overman, a teacher in the primary level.
Ms. Overman has worked at the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy for a total of 10 years, previously working at Cottonwood Montessori School and as well as the Southern Ute Head Start.
Growing up in Gallup, New Mexico surrounded by educators, Kathy’s family includes two sisters, who are also teachers, her mom, a retired teacher, and her dad, a retired principal.
As Ms. Overman has worked in the early childhood field for many years, her favorite book is, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” When Kathy is not working with children, she enjoys tending gardens, hiking, hunting and reading. As a teacher, her tips to stay organized is to prioritize and to keep To-Do lists.
When thinking of the work she does, Kathy says the best part of working at SUIMA is the children and the love of the curriculum that is used – the Montessori method.
One of her favorite quotes “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success” by Napoleon Hill. To all children, young and old, who are reading this, her advice to you is to – never stop learning.
Thank you, Kathy, for being part of the SUIMA family.