• 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!

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science


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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