Ms. Thomas Presents is a company that offers a variety of educational products. Explore this website and see how you can bring an element of fun into the lives of those you teach!
I love this book! It has a great voice that is just the right blend of humor, confession, and advice. I wish I had had it to read before my first year teaching at the university. The book is moving, thought-provoking, and even hilarious at times....
Rebecca (Becky) Thomas was an elementary teacher in the public schools for twenty-eight years. During her years of teaching, Becky received various awards for creativity in the classroom, most significantly the Disney Teacherrific Special Judges Award. She was also nominated by selected Orange County Students as "Their Most Influential Teacher" in the Orange County Florida Public Schools and honored at the National Staff Development Conference.
Becky writes children's songs, many of which she uses in the classroom to help students remember math skills. She developed a math program she entitled Academics through Music. This program uses original math skill songs, dances and movement, skill-related activities, and a one hundred square foot math mat to help students learn the fundamentals of math in a fun, yet effective way. Through the use of this program in Central Florida Title I schools, state math test scores improved. Ideas for this program can be found in her Measurement, Graphs, and Statistics book for sale under theBook tab. Becky also does Academics through Music in-school field trips. Look under the "Field Trips" tab to book a field trip.
Originally from Northeastern Ohio, Becky now lives in Central Florida where she continues to write, teach, and sometimes clean her 1920's home.