Sunday, August 23, 2015

2015-2016 Welcome to Fourth Grade

 It is Sunday August 23, and tomorrow is the first day of school. You will not read this until tomorrow at the earliest. I hope you all had a fun-filled summer. I have been busy getting ready for our year over the past two months. This blogger page will be a spot to get information on our classroom events, assignments and school activities. I will post a new entry each Monday afternoon. 

Parents: Please follow this link to fill out a brief  information sheet for my classroom records:

All about Ms. Andrews

 This outfit in the picture was from Norway,
where my grandfather grew up. 
This is my kindergarten picture. I went to kindergarten when I was just 4 years old at Carrboro Elementary School. My twin sister Katherine was all ready to go, but I was not. My kindergarten teacher said that I was great at napping. Luckily, instead of sleeping away my education, I woke up and went on to graduate from Grinnell College in Iowa and then to get my Master's degree in teaching from the University of Oregon. I have been teaching in Wake County since 2000. 

I live with my daughter and my cat in Raleigh. We love to get outside when the weather is nice. My favorite book is Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. I can't wait to get to know all of you in this year's class and read many exciting books and articles together.

I love teaching because I learn new things everyday. Helping students discover their talents and grow in their skills is very rewarding. Working together with parents is very important to me. Our classroom is a place where I want children to wonder, discover, collaborate and grow.

This summer I had the chance to go backpacking in the largest stand of Giant Sequoia trees in the world! My daughter Naomi (the tiny person in the blue jacket) and I went to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park in California in July.

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