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Greetings, 3rd Graders! I am so looking forward to getting to know each of you. Here are some things to help you get to know about me.

Things I enjoy:
  • Family and friends
  • Reading
  • Art and bright colors
  • Travel & adventure
  • Meeting and learning about new people & places
  • Cooking
  • Giraffes
  • Detroit
  • Olives
  • Target

My Family:
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I am married to another teacher, Mr. Smith! We sure love teaching and learning in this family. I have 2 kids, Brooklyn (6) and Jackson (4). I can't forget our pet cat, Mango! We love trying new things and exploring new places.

Here are a few things we did this summer and places we visted. Can you guess where they are? Where is the coolest place you have ever been? I am looking forward to hearing about your own adventures.
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My favorite place I have ever visited is Kenya. I got to learn a lot about the culture and the environment in which they live. I was lucky to spend time with some amazing students at 3 different orphanages and schools. The kids go to school from 6 o'clock in the morning until dinner time, and all learn together in one classroom with very few or no desks, books or technology. Can you imagine?! It was so interesting to see the different way people live and learn in other parts of the world. While many things were different, I also found so many things that were the same such as their love for learning.

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It is going to be a great year! We are going to have a blast building our classroom community and encouraging one another to do and be our very best. The sky is the limit!