Monday, August 22, 2011

Teacher Week: meet the teacher

I am so excited to participate in Teacher Week with blog hoppin' this week!

This is my fifth year in education. 
I spent my first year teaching 3rd grade ELA in Houston. 
I taught 4th grade in Waco for two years as the Lead Teacher. 
This will be my second year to teach 4th grade in San Antonio.

I absolutely LOVE what I do and can't imagine any other career!

We live 25-30 minutes without traffic from my school.
It works well for me since my school hours are 7-3. I hardly ever hit traffic!
 I have 6 members of my family in the education field. 

 I decorate my classroom in animal print every year.
Our 4th grade team is self-contained {we all teach every subject to our own students} and I prefer it that way.

I have established an economic system in my class. Each student has their own job { ex: Line Leader, Attendance Clerk, Light Engineer, Paper Supervisor, etc} They get paid {in treasure bucks}for their jobs each week and get to go shopping on Fridays. They must pay 'rent' on their desks once a month. They fill out an application for their job at the beginning of every 6 weeks. I teach them about keeping their 'money' in the bank, how to write checks, and budgeting!

I work with an awesome team! There are 6 of us this year! I am so thankful that we are able to work so well together!


Neely said...

Have a great first day of school Kerbi!!!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Teaching kids responsibility and budgeting is such a fabulous idea! Seriously it should be taught in every grade level until they graduate from high school :)

BlessedMama said...

That is awesome! I think your teaching is great and fun! Have a great 1st day! :)

Ashleigh said...

Kerbi- your teaching style is awesome! what a fun way to teach them about what happens in the real world! have an awesome first week!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

Auntie Kerbi....happy new school year!

what an awesome teacher you are! love the idea of making them pay rent. what if they can't pay? ;o)

Jamie said...

I love the way you have your classroom jobs...your students must love it!

Amber said...

How fun that they apply for jobs and rent their desks. Such a great teacher you must be :)

Jen said...

What an neat idea about the economic system!! Brilliant!

Heather said...

I love the economic system you have in your classroom! A great way to teach them responsibility :).

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