This is my seventh full year teaching. Prior to this year I taught fourth grade for 5 years, and fifth grade here at Riffenburgh Elementary as well as literacy at Irish Elementary.
connecting with my students on the things they love and are most interested in learning.
Its a Frog Thing, Thudwick the Big Hearted Moose and anything by Dr. Seuess. I recently finished Hoot and The Wild Robot.
Mount Upton, New York ... a small town in central New York State. One blinking traffic light and lots of space to be outdoors! I also count Buffalo, NY as a hometown since I spent 13 years there.
Skiing, biking, hiking, camping, canoeing ... any outdoor activities! This past summer I learned to Wake Surf and LOVED it!
Hopefully these quotes give you a sense of what I hope for my students: "If you have a dream, it is definitely acheivable through hard work ..." - Carli Lloyd and "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." - Henry Ford. I really try to encourage students to use a Growth Mindset in my classroom.