Hello! It is so exciting being a Third Grade Teacher at Verndale Public School! Teaching and spending time with children is a passion of mine, so this year is going to be a great one for me and for my students! I can't wait.
Teaching isn't my only passion. I love spending time with my husband, Jake, our eight year old son, Michael, and our 2 and a half year old son, Simon, too. He and Michael are such joys and blessings to my husband and to me, and I am so grateful to God for my lovely little family.
I have many interests and hobbies. Some of them are playing piano, singing, reading historical fiction and non-fiction novels, wearing "sparkles", four-wheeling, hiking, fishing, and observing all the different kinds of nature in our beautiful world, especially animals and certain insects like butterflies and fireflies! I am so excited to discover all of the hobbies and interests that my students have and to learn much more about each of them! Life is good!
8:05- 8:20- Students arrive and begin morning deskwork.
8:20- School begins with the Pledge.
8:20- 8:30- Morning Meeting
8:30- 10:40- Literacy-Reading Block (Guided Reading)- I incorporate Social and Science into my Reading and Writing curriculum daily.
10:40- 11:30- Recess and Lunch
11:30- 11:40- Bathroom break
12:50- 1:20- WIN time
1:23-2:10- Music and Gym
2:10-2:25- Snack and "Listen to Reading"
2:25- 2:50- Grammar and Writing Workshop
2:50-3:00- End of Day Wrap-up and Constructive Free Time (if earned with good behavior)
3:00- 3:05- Pack and Dismissal
We will have library once a week and will also have computer lab 1-2 times per week.