Mrs. JAN COLLINS

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Mrs. JAN COLLINS

Welcome!

We will begin our school year by looking at the idea of community and what qualities make a strong, successful community. Throughout the year, we will focus on community, within our classroom, within our town, and also within the natural world. This will be the basis for the academic work that we do together as we collaborate and learn from each other and with each other. Literacy provides many opportunities for us to talk about community as we spend time with different characters who may challenge us to consider new perspectives. Mathematics will focus on concepts and strategies and will give us practice having rich dialogue with each other about these ideas.

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME:

MY HOMETOWN:  I grew up not far from here in Weybridge Vermont.

MY EDUCATION: After graduating from Middlebury Union High School,  I went on to get my undergraduate degree in English and Education at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. I received my Masters, in the Vermont Mathematics Initiative and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

MY CAREER: Besides being a fun-loving teacher, I have been a YMCA camp counselor at Camp Nokomis on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.  I have also been the Pool Director here in Middlebury at the community pool. I have taught in both fifth and sixth grades.

OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL: My husband and I have two amazing children, a son and a daughter and a spirited dog named Saba who we named after one of our favorite Caribbean Islands. Our family are BIG hockey buffs playing, watching and breathing hockey during the season. You can always find us at the rink in the winter!

MY FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL WAS:  Reading