I will be starting on my 8th year teaching. I've taught 6th grade social studies and 2nd grade. This will be my 7th year teaching in 2nd grade. I am excited to meet my new students and know we are going to have a WONDERFUL year this year!
I have 3 fur babies, dogs. They are my only children. :) They are very near and dear to my heart. I have Rusty, Nikki, and Jake. My favorite thing to do is to curl up on the couch with my babies and read a good book. I dearly love reading. I hope to endow your students with a newly enriched or discovered love of reading themselves!
We do have a class pet this year. Gypsy is our black bear hamster. She will assist us in learning about characteristics and needs of animals this year, one of our science concepts. :) Unfortunately, students will not be able to hold her or pet her. She is to small, fragile, and fast. Also, we do not want to risk a student with allergies to animal dander or fur to be exposed to their triggers. She is kept in a glass aquarium, so there are no worries about escape or students sticking their fingers through the bars. :)