• 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

    Jason Chavez

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

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

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

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

Exhausted!

Wow!  Who says Wednesdays are the day of the week that starts getting easier?  I am pretty sure today has worn me out more than either of the days earlier this week! haha.  Oh well.  The kids were fun today, but ridiculously energetic.  I actually ended up having to use timeouts with many of them during  class (which is a huge bummer for a teacher.  I HATE to make our kids feel sad or upset, especially when they are trying to learn).  However, many of them really needed it and were very out of control, so it was a good reality check for many.

We made the coolest snow man projects today that I have actually ever seen before.  We read the story “Snowmen at Night” and created our own melting snowmen to commemorate the story.  The kids mixed up a batch of shaving cream and elmer’s white glue and smeared it on their paper in the shape of a snowman.  They then had brought in bags of “good stuff” (or stuff from home that they could use to decorate their snowman with), and they came out awesome and wicked creative.  Some kids brought in nuts, craisins, wine bottle corks, and other buttons and miscellaneous odds and ends to decorate with.  I was shocked at how unique and fun each of them ended up being 🙂

Hopefully tomorrow won’t be quite so behavior-ridden.  We will see with the cold weather ahead!  Hope everyone else is having a stupendous week so far and that all is well.

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