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Pre K Happy Hedgehogs Classroom


The Pre-K Happy Hedgehogs room services twenty-two, three to five year old children. There are two full-time certified teachers who teach and care for the children. The learning centers curriculum is geared to meet the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional needs of this age group. Children are building the foundations needed to learn to read and write as well as developing math and reasoning skills.


Karen Farris
Master Teacher

Karen earned her degree in 1987, from SFASU with a Bachelor's of Science of Education with a Minor in Child Development. She then began working in the Early Childhood Lab as the Infant Teacher and in 1989 became the Pre-K I Lead Teacher. She began pursuing her Masters in Early Childhood during this time and received her degree in 1999. In 2001, Karen began working as the Master Teacher in the Toddler II classroom until 2003 when she returned to the Pre-K I classroom as the Master Teacher. Karen has also worked as an instructor of lab courses as an SFASU adjunct faculty member since 2000. Karen is has two children, Lacey and Derek and one grandchild, Carson.

Abbey Hayes

Ms. Abbey began working for the Early Childhood Lab as a Teachers Assistant in 2015, while completing her degree. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Development in August 2016. In January 2017, Abbey began working as an Instructional Teachers Aide in Kindergarten at the SFA Charter School. She is excited to begin teaching Pre-K I in March 2018!

Story: Frog in a Bog

Story: Goodnight Moon

Story: Jibberwillies at Night

Story: Lion's Lunch-Fiona Tierney

Story: Listen Buddy

Story: Spider

Story: Story

Story: The Baker

Story: The Gingerbread Boy

Story: The Great Big Turnip

Story: The Little Blue Dishes

Story: The Little Engines That Roared

Story: The Very Busy Spider

Story: Three Little Kittens

Story: Where the Wild Things Are

Story: Zack's Alligator

Daily Schedule

2013 - 2014 Daily Schedule
Pre K I Classroom