• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

A Case of the Tuesdays

Today was a little more of a struggle with my kindergartners.  I must admit that they pushed my buttons a little at several times during the day, and ultimately just left me feeling more tired tonight!  I taught my first whole group instruction today in Calendar Math (which, for those of you who have been out of school for quite some time, is a responsive classroom technique where students use the numbers of the calendar and days of the week to solve simple math problems and develop patterns).  The content of Calendar Math was in and of itself quite good today.  However, the behavior of my kiddos was not.  They were off task, didn’t want to face the front, were goofing around and making up silly answers when asked questions, and ultimately did not feel like learning.  I can totally empathize with this feeling.  It happens to all of us!  Yet, now I am more motivated then ever to develop some of my own management strategies to make sure these kiddos stay on task!

Other crazy Tuesday highlights:

-Snowflake stamping (I took each kid into the hallway and covered their hands in white paint so that they could stamp their hand print in a circle to make a snowflake).  Way cute activity.

-“Snowy Day” pictures (the kids made snowy day scenes by drawing pictures on blue construction paper and then using white crayons, white tempera paint, and salt to create a snowy day). 

-Having free time play and the kids spilling a rice tray and sand tray onto the floor (accidentally).  I had to clean up the mess for almost a half hour! haha

-Playing duck duck goose during morning meeting time!

We will see what tomorrow brings….!

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