• L.Smith  
     
     
     

    Dear Families,

    I hope this webpage provides you with some ideas to keep your child engaged in learning while at home.  In this challenging time, there is a valuable opportinuity for your child to explore learning beyond the classroom.  I encourage you to make time for play and creativity.  Below are a few ideas that I hope you will enjoy with your child.

    • Nature Scavenger Hunt - Make a list of items to look for (flower, cloud, sun, rock, stick, squirrel, bird, tree, etc.) and check them off as you find them.
    • Use stuffed animals to retell your favorite story or make up your own story. (Ex: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs)
    • Use pillows, blankets, and sheets to build a fort. While inside your fort, read a book, color, have a snack, watch a movie, or sing songs.
    • Read lots of books!  To spice it up, choose a sight word from the list and look for the word on each page.   Sight Word List:  the, is, can, like, in, a, go, my                                                       
    • Online learning resources:  www.starfall.com, www.pbskids.org, www.abcya.com

    Please check back for new ideas and resources!

    Ms. Smith 

     
     
    My Philosophy of Education

    I am a teacher because I believe that education is a critical component in a child’s life.  I believe that children deserve a safe and nurturing environment in which they can achieve personal academic success.  I envision my classroom as a community where children learn responsibility and respect for themselves and each other.  I strive to help each child gain confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.  I am a teacher because I believe in helping children become lifelong learners.

     

    Credentials

    Webster University Graduate

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

     

    Fun Facts

    Favorite Book: Corduroy

    Favorite Teacher: Ms. Murphy because she made reading fun!

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Hang out with my girls