Welcome to Miss Verplank’s 2nd grade classroom! I am so excited to spend this year helping your child learn, grow, and have fun! I love working with the little ones and couldn’t see myself doing anything else!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated in 2015 with honors from Roosevelt University in Chicago. (Go Cubbies!) I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and my English as a Second Language Endorsement. I taught kindergarten in Chicago for fall of 2016. I moved out to Arizona in 2017 and taught 1st grade for 3 years in Glendale! I recently moved to Gilbert, and I’m super excited for this new adventure in 2nd grade at Sanborn! It’s going to be a blast, and I can’t wait to get the year started!
My Educational Philosophy
One of my main goals as a teacher is to help my students love school and love coming to class. I believe that if students are excited to come to school then they will want to do well in school! I also believe students learn the most when they can participate and are involved in lessons. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” I always reflect on how I can make a lesson more hands-on or engaging for my students. Overall, I believe a successful classroom is where everyone is interested, participating, having fun, being respectful, and showing growth along the way!
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