Mrs. Alchin

Mrs. Alchin's IGE-3


Welcome to IGE-3! I graduated from Towson University in 1991 with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and from Loyola University with a Master's degree in Special Education.  This will be my 26th year teaching, 12 of which have been in 1st grade here at Edgemere. I have taught Pre-K, 1st grade, 2nd grade and Inclusion. This year, I will be teaching students in the IGE-3 community. I am very excited for a fun filled year with our youngest learners. 

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family.  I live in Edgemere with my husband, daughter and son. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, reading and of course teaching.  My favorite author as a child was Judy Blume. 

Please continue to check back for upcoming news and information and, as always, please feel free to call the school or email with questions or concerns!  Thanks in advance for all of your support in making IGE-3 successful and fun for your learners!  Please read the information below to find out what we'll be doing throughout the year.


September – Going to School and Colors

Books: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr.

Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Nursery Rhymes: Mary Had a Little Lamb and Baa Baa Black Sheep

Finger Plays: Five Little Froggies and Five Little Colorful Birds

Song: Colors by Hap Palmer


October - Fall

Books: Picking Apples and Pumpkins by Amy Hutchins

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Nursery Rhyme: Little Miss Muffet

Finger Plays: Way Up High In the Apple Tree

Song: Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down

(Sing to the tune of London Bridge and act it out)

November – Healthy Me

Books: Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Dinosaurs Get Well Soon by Mark Teague

Nursery Rhyme: Where is Thumbkin?

Finger Plays: Traveling Turkey

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes


December – Day and Night

Books: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Nursery Rhyme: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Finger Plays: Four Little Stars and Big Yellow Moon


 January – Winter

Books: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Nursery Rhyme: Pease Porridge Hot

Finger Plays: Snowball and Cute Little Snowman


February – Transportation

Books: Inside a Freight Train by Donald Crews

Free Choice

Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill

Finger Plays: This Is A Choo-Choo Train

Song: The Wheels on the Bus


March – Emotions  

Books: Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley

Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Nursery Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty

Finger Plays: If you’re Happy and You Know It

Song: Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi


April – Spring

Books: In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

Nursery Rhyme: Little Boy Blue

Finger Plays: Pitter, Patter, Raindrops and Five Green and Speckled Frogs


May – Animals

Books: The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Nursery Rhyme: Hey Diddle, Diddle

Finger Plays: When Animals Get Up in the Morning

Song: Going to the Zoo by Raffi


June –Summer

Books: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone

Nursery Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock

Finger Plays: This Is the Way We Dress For Summer and Five Little Ducks

Song: Down by the Bay by Raffi

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