Welcome to our Home Sweet Classroom

Welcome to Our Classroom!

I cannot wait to spend time with your kiddo all year and get to know them well.  I hope to help them feel at home, feel loved and wanted, to grow through challenges, to gain confidence in who they are, to learn how to get along with others well, and to learn to work hard to achieve goals! 

A Little About Me

This picture was taken on our porch on Easter because of Covid.
We called the pictures “Porchtraits.”

I have been married to my  husband Robert for almost 17 years.  We have three kiddos: Karis (14), Ethan (12), and Levi (10).  We live at Camp Eagle and have been here for over 5 years!  We have two dogs that we adore and 11 chickens!  In my spare time you will find me/us camping, sitting by a fire, cooking and baking, reading, listening to music, writing, watching movies, and playing games with friends and family. 

My Experience

I have a degree in education from Texas State University and certifications in early childhood through 4th grade all subjects, 4-8 English/Language Arts/Social Studies, and I’m ESL certified.  I have taught pre-k, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 8th grades, and I am looking forward to teaching 3rd this year!  I have also homeschooled my kids at most ages (1st-8th grades) and believe that all of my experiences help me be the best teacher I can be.  I am very passionate about seeing kids grow and learn and change through the year because they are people who have a future!  

My Teaching Style

I adore teaching things in rich ways including reading and writing workshop, guided reading, reading aloud each day, grammar and spelling in context, poetry, arts and literature, math in ways that they are using in everyday situations, guided math/math games and activities, literature based and hands on science, literature based social studies/history with videos and activities, and so much more!

Why Home Sweet Classroom?

My goal is to create a home-like space for my students to be who they are, to have big conversations, to work through their struggles, to be celebrated, and to be loved.  I want them to feel at peace when they walk into my classroom no matter what has been going on in their world.  I want them to know that despite how they do academically, they are known.  

Published by Courtney

I am the wife to Robert, mama to 3, and educator. I am a lover of nature and hiking, books, coffee, food, games, candles, blogging, journaling, holidays and changing seasons, and being with my family! We live on site at a Christian camp where my husband works. I teach 3rd grade at our local school!

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