Hello from Missouri
Hi! My name is Wendy. I teach about 40 minutes south of Kansas City. I am making a job change this year. After teaching Title I math in a fourth and fifth grade building for ten years, my position has been cut and I am moving back into the classroom. I will be teaching fifth grade in a departmentalized setting. I will teach math to three classes, and social studies and science to my own class. I am excited about the idea of teaching math to three classes, but also nervous about time constraints as each section is one hour and we have to account for transition time. This year will be the first year of departmentalization in my building, so everyone is a bit nervous about it.
I am currently finishing up a specialist degree in “elementary mathematics specialist.” My coursework is complete, but I need to finish up my project. Missouri now has an elementary mathematics specialist endorsement that can be added to your certification, so I will be doing that once my degree is completed.
My husband is also a math teacher, but he teaches high school math. Never know when a fun math conversation may happen at the dinner table! We have three kids. Two boys, both in college, and a daughter going into fifth grade. We love playing board games, and Catan is a particular favorite.
Looking forward to learning in the community!!