• 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!

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Aurora, CO
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    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Mora, MN

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    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Bogotá, Colombia
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Next on the Agenda: Valentine’s Day!

We are making the transition at the school from blue colored hallways ridden with snowflakes, snowmen, and penguins to beautiful pink and red colored hallways filled with hearts, valentine cards, and cute smiling animals.  I am so relieved!  As much as I love talking about winter and plans for playing out in the snow, it just feels wonderful to switch gears and have a change of atmosphere.  This week, I have big plans for the kiddos to boost up their Valentine’s Day mood with a little artwork.  We are going to start on Monday by talking about hearts and then creating tissue paper hearts to hang up in the hallway.  They are just plain tagboard hearts that I cut out for them and then they use liquid starch to adhere tissue paper to cover them.  So easy, but such a great fine motor activity that celebrates the symbol of the holiday!  I found the cutest song to go along with the activity, too:

(to the tune of BINGO)

There is a shape,
it stands for love,
and “heart” is its name
and “heart” is its name.

Haha!  Then, on Tuesday, my little ones will be making fishy valentines made from hearts.  They get to decorate them with doilies and other exciting materials (like googly eyes!).  Then, they name their fish and write their name as well as their own (who it is from).  We will be posting them on the wall for all to see and there will be a fish to represent each of the kids in our class.  I can’t wait.

February art, here we come!

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