Meet Ms. Christina’s fourth- and fifth-grade class

Krystle Wagner • Dec 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Each Friday on the pages of the Tribune and online, the Tribune will highlight a Classroom of the Week.

This feature sheds light on the work students and teachers are doing, and it lets the community know what makes each class special.

Here’s more about this week’s featured classroom:

Teacher: Christina Bird

Grade: Fourth and fifth

School: Walden Green Montessori School

What makes your classroom special? In our community of diverse learners, we support each other, treat each other with kindness, compassion, grace, and courtesy. Our learners have an intrinsic motivation to learn and to share their knowledge with others.

In addition to the curriculum, what are some things you teach your students? We focus a lot on grace and courtesy and the way we treat others. We are also fostering creativity and growth through teaching skills such as weaving, sewing, friendship, collaboration, taking care of our environment, the Global Village, practical life, and people of peace (just to name a few).

What special project is your classroom working on now / How is your classroom involved with the community? We are currently collecting donations for the foster closet at Kids Belong. The clothing is available at no cost for foster families. Most times, especially in a refuge situation, the children are sent into homes without any clothing except what they are wearing.

How do you hope what your students are learning now will affect their future? I hope that I ignite a passion for curiosity and learning with a worldview. I hope I teach them (through example) kindness and empathy towards others.

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