All children are special but of course our children are special to us because we live and learn along side them and from them and we strive to teach them in every way we can! I will be entering a new assignment as 3-5 grade Social Studies and Science teacher and I am over-the-top excited about this new chapter in my journey as a teacher and a learner! Our big themes will be to explore, wonder, and apply as we learn together. We are a very small school with limited resources, however, we have a close-knit and supportive community, an awesome administration, and a wonderful school family of students and teachers that genuinely care about each other and strive to learn, to grow, and to give our all every day!
BeIng a scientist is a "staTe" -states of matter...states of mind...so much is dependent on how we see ourselves, how much we prepare, how we "dress for success"...so my thought is simply this...
I hope to create an environment in which my 3-5 grade students feel energized and excited, curious, and well-equipped to learn about Social Studies and Science...to Explore, Learn, Wonder, Imagine, and moreover, to ENVISION themselves as explorers, wonderers, and learners...hopefully to encourage them to pursue careers with those same passions...but above all, to live their lives with them!
Yes, we can study science and social studies without lab coats...but sometimes, just the feeling you have when you enter into a room, when you don the uniform, when you feel an importance of what you are getting ready to do it can make a huge difference in your mindset, your vision, and the outcome. Like habits of successful people...seeing the goal, preparing, feeling it's importance, doing the work, and then realizing the outcome are all part of a process, an environment, and a bigger picture.
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