Welcome to 3rd Grade at Elbert-Palmer Elementary School
1210 Lobdell St
Wilmington, DE 19801
About the Teacher
I grew up in Newark, DE and am excited to be back to educate the community that gave so much to me! I graduated from Newark High and attended Gettysburg College as an undergraduate. There I received my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Elementary Education. While in Gettysburg, I student taught at Lincoln Elementary school in a multi-aged classroom: 4th and 5th grades. I am leaving Stubbs Elementary school after a year and a half, working as a math interventionist and fifth grade teacher.
As an educator I believe I have achieved a level of success for a lesson when every child is engaged, and critically thinking about the material. A prerequisite is a classroom climate of mutual respect; where students feel comfortable sharing their ideas and growing together. Another component must be a delivery of material that is on each student’s cognitive level, and presented in a way is that intrinsically motivating. In my classroom I have found that pulling information from multiple subjects is a successful way to effectively accomplishes this and inspire my students to become engaged in the material.
My Goals for the Year
1. To obtain a classroom where students respect each other and themselves, both personally - by creating positive relationships, and academically - by putting their all into their work.
2. For each student to be on or above grade level by the end of the school year.
3. Help each student understand how they learn best, and to develop strategies that will help them succeed academically in years to come.
4. To educate students on the world around them, and the opportunities available to them in their future.
5. For my students and me to learn alongside each other.
Palmer Elementary School Website: http://www.christina.k12.de.us/ElbertPalmer/
Christina School District Website: http://www.christina.k12.de.us/
Online Math Practice: http://www.aplusmath.com/
Online Reading Resources: http://www.rif.org/kids.htm