Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meet the shape children from “Shapes Go to School”

IMAG0223I would like you to meet Miss Heart.   She is the shape children’s teacher.  She cares about all the children with all her heart. She teaches the children about the heart shape, the color red, and to believe in yourself.

IMAG0210I would like to introduce you to Square.  He loves to play baseball and always wears his lucky baseball hat.  He teaches the children about the square shape and the color blue.IMAG0211I would like to introduce you to Triangle.  She teaches children about the triangle shape and the color green.  She also speaks Spanish and she teaches the children to count to three in Spanish.IMAG0212I would like to introduce you to Rectangle.  She teaches the children about the rectangle shape and the color black.IMAG0214I would like to introduce you to Trapezoid.  He teaches the children about the trapezoid shape and the color brown.  IMAG0217I would like to introduce you to Pentagon.  He teaches the children about the pentagon shape and the color grey.  He wants to visit the Nation’s Capital because there is a very famous building there that has his shape.

IMAG0216I would like to introduce you to Hexagon.  He teaches children about the hexagon shape and the color orange.  He loves to ride on his skateboard.  He is a little rebellious and doesn’t like it when he is mistaken for the octagon shape.IMAG0213I would like to introduce you to Diamond.  She teaches children about the diamond shape and the color pink.  Diamond loves to dance and spin around like a ballerina.

IMAG0218I would like to introduce you to Circle.  He teaches children about the circle shape and the color white.  He also teaches children about diversity.  He is sad because he is round and does not have any sides like the other shape children.   He looks different and feels he doesn’t fit in.IMAG0219I would like to introduce you to Star.  She teaches children about the star shape and the color yellow.  She is a very bright and upbeat character.  She is a good friend to Circle and helps him to see that he is perfect just the way he is.IMAG0220“Shapes Go to School” encourages all children around the world to love and believe in each other and themselves.

About Author Terri Borman

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Hi I am Terri Borman author of Shapes Go to School. Today I would like to tell you a little about myself.  I am married to Ray Borman and we just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We have three beautiful daughters who are growing up way too fast.

child careFor the past 8 years I have been providing quality child care and education in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  I am a licensed child care provider with the State of Texas and have my director’s credentials.  I am a member of several child care associations and a board member of my local association called the Keller Association of Family Child Care.

olive gardenMy favorite restaurant is Olive Garden. I love their soup, Pasta e Fagioli.  Don’t forget the salad and the breadsticks YUM!

golferI like to spend my free time visiting different golf courses in the area.  Most of the time, I can hit the ball onto the green in two strokes. Unfortunately, it might take me four more strokes to get it into that hole.  I guess that’s why I am not on the LPGA Tour.

The Inspiration for Shapes Go to School

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Hi my name is Terri Borman and I am a child care provider in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  I am also the author of Shapes Go to School, a children’s book that teaches young children about shapes, colors, and diversity. I am a member of several child care associations, but one association helped to inspire the creation of Shapes Go to School.

The Texas Association for Family Child Care is an association for women and men who provide child care.  A couple of the association’s goals are to provide training throughout Texas and to promote quality child care so children may reach their full potential.  Last year I was asked by the vice president of the association to provide training at its yearly conference.

The topic I was to teach on was Diversity.  Instantly I knew what I wanted to do for the training class.  I teach the children in my care about diversity all the time by using shapes.  I absolutely love shapes!  Shapes come in all different sizes and colors.

The pictures above are the shape children that the children in my care use to learn about shapes, colors, and diversity.  The children match the shapes to the pages in the book and then we learn about the shapes and colors.  I will tell them stories about the shape children’s first day of school, and how the shape children are all different colors and sizes just like real children.  We use our imaginations and send the shape children on fun adventures.

I taught the training class how to make their own shape children and book and gave them a refreshing new way to educate the children in their care.  The training class was a huge success and it inspired me to make the shape children come alive for all educators and children and Shapes Go to School was created.