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Hello! Welcome to a fabulous year in Room 26!! As a school we share a vision to work together, learn together, and succeed together and that is what we will do this year in our room. We will work hard this year but we will have fun doing it TOGETHER. Although we will be targeting a new character quality each month as a school, one quality we will be working on developing together this year in our room is perseverance. We will try new things and when we struggle we will see our mistakes as opportunities to try again and grow. Kindness is celebrated and diversity is welcomed.
I am committed to helping shape students who are not only academically equipped to succeed in school, but also equipped emotinally and socially to succeed in life. In our classroom we engage every day in activities that challenge and inspire us such as Genius Hour, Wonders and Puzzlements, Channel One News, and Precepts. We learn through a blend of direct instruction, collaboration, and project-based activities that allow us to learn through the process of problem-solving with real world types of problems.
This year we will be implementing more opportunities to develop STEM skills. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. With this in mind, I am submitting a grant application to create a MakerSpace in our classroom. The activities in our MakerSpace will inspire students to create while developing stronger STEM skills. If you would like to participate in reaching this goal, I will have a link posted here that allows you to give financially toward that grant after September 1st. If you would like to contribute to other needs in our classroom such as new books for our library, art supplies for our art activities, or in any other way, I have included a link to the Foundation which allows you to donate money to our classroom and get a tax break. We also will be collecting boxtops this year. https://www.westada.org/Page/34167
I am excited about all the adventures we will have together. We will stretch and grow. We will try new things. We will develop perseverance and cheer each other along when we are challenged. We will practice showing kindness and respect to one another. We are going to have a fantastic year!!