1. What is the best way to contact you? (Please list information)
2. What life lessons are most important to learn in elementary school?
There are many life lessons to be learned at these various ages of elementary school, but I think there are a few really important ones. 1. Students definitely need to pay attention and follow directions each day. It's very easy to lose track and begin to slip if you're not on your "A" game. 2. Honesty is the best policy-always! You will gain respect from your peers and teachers. 3. Every action has a consequence. 4. Always treat others around you and your teacher with respect each day. 5. Be proud of who YOU are- I am!
3. What do you teach and what grade?
I teach self-contained 4th grade
4. Where did you go to college?
I attended Millikin University from 2005-2009
5. What or who inspired you the most to be a teacher?
My mom was a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher for 34 years and I always looked up to her and her ability to touch so many lives each day. She always seemed to begin and end her day with a smile and had a huge love for teaching. I knew from a young age I wanted to love my job and be proud of what I do. I became a teacher because of her.
6. What is your favorite classroom activity?
My favorite classroom activity is Guided Reading using Daily 5. I love seeing each of my students in a small group setting and reading a book together. This let's me hear each of them read independently a book at his/her level. I can really check fluency and understanding at this point. We are also able to have better discussions that are student-led in small groups. It's a great part of our day!