The annual 3rd grade trip to Naper Settlement taught us a lot about life in Illinois during the 1800s. We experienced a one-room schoolhouse with some serious rules! We considered becoming a blacksmith’s apprentice or a printer. We visited a “high tech” mansion and an early pioneer log home. We had a picnic and enjoyed some time on a Conestoga wagon. The rain stopped just in time for our trip. What a great day!
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After earning my Masters degree in education, then student teaching right here at St.Linus, I began teaching full-time in 2007. I spent several years teaching first grade, and currently am enjoying life as a third grade teacher. In my free time, I love working outside in my garden, traveling with my family and friends to new places, and discovering good books to read. I believe that the best gift we can give our children is a steady stream of challenges that build their self-confidence and help them succeed the rest of their lives.