• Teaching is not a job, it's a passion and it is my goal to share that passion of learning and exploring with your child. Students will be introduced to and be expected to make progress as acting members in our classroom community. To help students take ownership of their learning and behaviors, we will be providing students with hands-on learning, modeling positive behaviors, positive reinforcement, jobs, and a whole class reward incentives. Creating a safe and welcoming environment for my students to foster their learning is the top priority. Teaching can come from the teacher or peers at any given moment and by taking advantage of those teachable moments, students will then feel a sense of comfort and confidence in the classroom. As a class, we will work to fill a marble jar for the whole group's positive behaviors and overall growth. When the jar is full, students will vote on a class party prize!