My classroom is a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all of my students. Students will gain independence and self awareness, as well as the ability to function as a member of a group. Children in my classroom will be expected to follow classroom rules and conduct themselves in a manner that is safe and respectful. Good behavior and manners will be positively recognized throughout the school day. Students' math knowledge will be supported through the use of a wide variety of materials and meaningful experiences. Science and Social Studies will be integrated into every part of the curriculum to maintain high interest topics for in depth study. Opportunities for art, music, dance and other forms of expression will also be included.