As an educator, I believe that every student deserves an engaging, hands on and individualized education that sparks their love of learning. I am extremely passionate about reading and writing from my own educational upbringing and bring that into my classroom. Students in 4th grade will read books that help them connect with characters and fall in love with reading. Students are pushed beyond what they think is possible through the whole writing process to produce essays, narratives and opinion pieces. Through my own struggle with math as a child, I try to find new, fun and engaging ways to help the children with difficult math concepts. My classroom is not only about the academics, but also about building a fourth grade learning community and getting to know and help each child individually.