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Welcome to Third grade! This is my third year at Harlan Elementary and eighth year in Birmingham Public Schools.
Third grade is my favorite grade because of the independence for students that deepens across different subjects! I also love the discussions that happen as students see how much more they can do independently. I love reading picture books with students and connecting the theme/message to their social and emotional learning.
My favorite part of being a teacher is building a community within my classroom with my students and their families. This is an important part of our daily schedule as it allows students to get to know one another, build relationships, feel heard and included, and allows students to have fun. We do many community builder games and activities to get to know one another, build, and flourish relationships.
Relationships come first and this philosophy extends to parents or adults who are with their child at home and also want to provide a partnership with what we are doing at school. I am always open to having conversations on helping your child succeed or supporting your child in different ways.
While I am not at school, I love to cook, bake, and be outside. I love going on walks and love exploring new places to walk.
I look forward to partnering with you this year!