Each August, the students describe the learning environment that will best serve them by writing their class statement. This statement perfectly reflects our classroom environment.
Our collaborative classroom is respectful and creative. It is an organized, comfortable, motivational, and project-based community.
Class statement written by the 6th grade students on August 4, 2016
The 2016-2017 school year is
my 7th year of teaching. Lucky for me, all have been spent at
Patterson-6 years as a 6th grade teacher and 1 year as the ALP
teacher. My hometown is Tabor, IA and I earned my Bachelor of Science degree
from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Big Red!). In 2009, I earned a
MAED. In addition to the master’s degree, I have a gifted endorsement.
My family has called Gilbert
home since 1999. My husband and I have two children, who attend Gilbert High
Favorite Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi