I am linking up with the girls over at Blog Hoppin’ this week for Teacher Week. Today is Who? Who am I?
My name is Renee and I currently teach first grade at a public charter school in northern California. This will be my 18th year of teaching (oh my!). I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. I went to California State University, Chico for my undergad work and St. Mary’s College for my teaching credential. I taught in the Bay Area for four years before moving back to Chico. I live here with my husband and son, who is six. I love where I live, we have the mountains and the beach a short drive away. My only complaint would be the shopping kind of stinks, ha!
I went to high school with my husband, but didn’t really know him until later in life. We both moved back to our home town after leaving and “re-met” then. We will be celebrating our 9 year anniversary next month. My husband and son are sports obsessed, luckily I enjoy them to. I am an A’s fan living in a house full of SF Giant’s fanatics. I am also a Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks fan. After living in the Bay Area for six years, I gravitated to those east bay teams.
I love to travel, be outside, play with my son, anything Disney and coffee! Things I don’t like are mustard, NY Yankees, rude people and paperwork.
Last, I thought I would share 10 random things about me. Thank you Amy Lemons for the template.
There you have. The who. Meet some other bloggers over at Blog Hoppin.
What is all of the buzz about bees? A lot! Bees are so important for our ecosystem but unfortunately some species are endangered. Kids are usually so curious about bugs, so you have instant engagement when you talk about bees! I like to teach the importance of them, and talk about ways we can help them out. There are so many great bee resources out there for teaching these insects and other pollinators. [ 442 more words ]
We had polar animal adventure day in first grade last week. Polar animal adventure day is a theme day we have as a culminating activity for your polar animal unit. We set up six stations and rotated the first graders through them. Each station was about 15 minutes long. Here are the stations we had….