• 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!

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

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

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jin Baek

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

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

A Long, LONG Day

So…it’s Tuesday.  School and teaching went very well today, but I have to admit that I am very overwhelmed and stressed right now as I approach full time and try to complete my teacher assessment at the same time.  Who ever would have thought that becoming a teacher had to be so terribly difficult?!  It gives you a whole new appreciation for all of the professionals in the area.

Today, my kiddos has a lesson for Valentine’s Day and were able to make heart shaped fish.  They named them and created a Valentine with them, which was adorable!  They are hanging up all over our hallway and have brought a new beautiful wave of pink, purple, and red that I haven’t seen for the last few months since winter.  After that, the kids enjoyed a little bit of read aloud time with me (I shared a story that one of my students brought in for show and share time), and they rested before going to their specialist.  I cannot even stress enough how important nap time is for my kids!  If they didn’t take time each day to rest their bodies and lay down, I think that they would be ten times crabbier and less compliant when at school (especially considering kindergartners have full time school these days!).  I know even when I was in elementary school, even if we had a half day we still typically had a rest time…so imagine how much more pivotal it is when learning over a 6 hour span!

They had a great day though, all in all, and I enjoyed having conferences with many of their parents again tonight to discuss their progress and goals for the upcoming quarter.  I am, however, ready to hit the hay already…and it’s only 6:00 pm!  I should try to do a thing or two first maybe….;)

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